Crescent Moon - Cropped Hoodie

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"This contemporary Coast Salish design depicts the moon, with an expression intended to evoke a sense of subtle, simple serenity. It is titled crescent moon because, as a contemporary Coast Salish artist, I have often wondered wHERE the Coast Salish design element of crescents came from. Since I have the teleological perspective that the conCENTric circles and ovals of Coast Salish deSIGN were inspired by the rains ripples formed in calm water, as well as dendrochronological tree rings, I could only look to nature for answers. Going by the traditional Coast Salish belief that nature is our teacher, I concluded that the cresCENTs of Coast Salish art were inspired by the cresCENT moon. I also had to ask wHERE cresCENTs came from from an etymological perspective. I concluded that the words conCENTric, ecCENTric, and cresCENT all share common root words having to do with the word “center” (one CENT is round.). So I have concluded that cresCENTs are formed by two converging eccenTRICKSTER circles."

Comfort and style rolled in one - that's the easiest way to describe this fashion-forward hoodie. It serves as a great statement piece in any wardrobe, and with its trendy raw hem and matching drawstrings the hoodie is bound to become a true favorite.

  • 52% airlume combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% poly fleece
  • Fabric weight: 6.5 oz/yd² (220.39 g/m²)
  • Cropped body with a raw hem
  • Dyed-to-match drawstrings
  • Dropped shoulder
  • Blank product sourced from Nicaragua, Mexico, or the US

lessLIE, or Leslie Robert Sam, (born 1973) is a Coast Salish artist from Duncan, BC. This highly talented and original artist works in multi-media, but particularly enjoys dealing with serigraphs. lessLIE holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in First Nations studies from Malaspina University-College and continued his academic career at the University of Victoria in Interdisciplinary Studies. While working on his undergraduate degree in 1995 lessLIE began studying Coast Salish art and continued doing so during his graduate studies at the University of Victoria. The artist draws on traditional iconographic elements, while inventively intertwining his art with contemporary texts.

Art by lessLIE