Protagonists Owl and Moon Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 in Images

This Northwest Native art print was done by Ruben Peters of  Port Angeles, WA.  I was happy to find and purchase a numbered copy of this serigraph because it depicts  owl and moon together in the traditional Pacific Northwest native style. It is the only Native print I’ve ever seen pairing  owl and moon. Readers of my novels will know the subjects are significant as Owl is the code name for Eva, the protagonist of An Owl’s Whisper.  Moon symbolizes Eri, Cotton and Silk’s female protagonist, in Aunt Hattie’s  fateful story of Coyote, Eagle and Moon. Every time I see this print, which hangs in our family living room, it gives me a mental link between my two novels.

Mike Smith


  1. Rita peters says:

    This is my uncles painting I am his niece in Washington Seattle my uncle has many more beautiful paintings. He is my dad’s brother hope ya get to see this I’m 13 years old and it heart warming to see people enjoy his paintings.

  2. vivian says:

    i am vivian peters and i miss my daddy love him

  3. Michael Smith says:

    I love this painting, Rita and Vivian. It means a lot to me both because it is powerful and because it symbolizes both of my female protagonists, Eri and Eva. I hope this posting lets many people enjoy your uncle’s work.

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