Since we've started on this he's send me (and my daughter who originally contacted him on Ancestry) a book he wrote and also an issue of American Indian Art that contains an article he wrote. My grandmother had written a book called Squak Valley (Issaquah) which King County Historical Society published in the 1960s and it's still in print. I have a typewritten version of the book but have never read it. Now I'm reading every chance I get, trying to get caught up with Richard's research. I just wish my brother were still alive. This is a dream come true for him.
We love both of the pieces together.
I think they're just what the living room needed. I know we said we weren't going to acquire any more "things" but I can't quite think of art as things. I think of our pieces as friends and I love their presence. I know a lot of people who move their pictures around but I've just not been able to do that. If we never buy another piece, I think our walls are safe.