Fox Spears

Fox Spears (Karuk) reinterprets traditional Karuk basketry designs into prints, paintings, drawings, and sculpture. His compositions reference geometric, organic, and landscape elements. He notes, “All the work I make is a deliberate continuance of Karuk culture. Regardless of my motives, the creation and presence of my art is an inherent act of resistance against colonial assimilation. My art is made with these intentions: to thank and honor my ancestors, to acknowledge and heal historical trauma, and to help build new Indigenous futures.” The Karuk are one of the Indigenous peoples of northwestern California.