River Garza, Breath of the Ocean


River T. Garza
Breath of the Ocean, 2018
6 color serigraph, Ed. 58
21-3/4 x 16" - image size
26 x 20" - paper size

Breath of the Ocean is inspired by his Tongva heritage. He is a traditional paddler within the Tongva community and the piece reflects the Tongva maritime traditions.  Tiát (canoe) mo´omat ‘Ahiko (Breath of the Ocean) is the focal point of the piece. This print also features Ti’at society community members. River wanted the print to reflect the distinct maritime culture through iconography and text. 


River is a self taught artist from Gardena, CA. He was born in Los Angeles and raised in Gardena/South bay area. He is currently pursuing his masters in sociology at California State University Northridge.