This Esperanza limited edition signed print was created by Nuu-chah-nulth artist Joshua Prescott. The print is about 22 inches or 55 3/4 centimeters square and has an edition size of 112. Joshua has created unique variants within this edition of prints - while some prints have been silkscreened only, others have the addition of hand-painted design elements.
"Esperanza means hope in the Spanish language.
The Ehattesaht people of the Nuu-chah-nulth nation
call the place tlay maak tsu which they used as a
resting and stop over place for canoeing travellers.
Esperanza as it is known today was founded in
1937, it exists to promote healing and restoration in a
place of peaceful refuge.
Our non profit society Taking Back Our Culture
Association held a Nuu-Chah-Nulth language camp
in Esperanza. The following are a few who helped
make the project possible First Peoples Heritage
Language and Culture Council, elders Katie Fraser,
Stanley Sam, Sidney Sam, Doreen Sam, Ehattesaht
tribe, Victoria Wells and the kind people who run
The place is awe inspiring. I felt a lot of peace
and content. This print was created from the
memories I have of the wild life and the overall
beauty and feeling that is tlay maak tsu (Esperanza).
Thank you kleco-kleco Joshua Prescott."