Coyote, 1998

Lillian Pitt
(American | Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, born 1943)

Location: The Evergreen State College, Olympia


Coyote is part of Native American artist Lillian Pitt's body of sculptural masks. Created from bronze, Pitt notes that in this piece she aims "to create a visual language that will translate the stress on things in the natural world into a voice that will make everyone aware of the responsibility we all have to work inside the circle of things that supports life on earth."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with The Evergreen State College.


Northwest Native American artist Lillian Pitt creates fine art sculptures, masks, jewelry, and prints in a variety of materials including clay, bronze, and glass. Her art reflects and celebrates her Warm Springs, Yakama and Wasco heritage. She was honored with a Governor’s Award of the Oregon Arts Commission in 1990.

In her own words: “Everything I do, regardless of the medium, is directly related to honoring my ancestors and giving voice to the people, the environment and the animals. It’s all about maintaining a link with tradition, and about honoring the many contributions my ancestors have made to this world.”

Material CategorySculpture - other metals
Dimensions11 1/2 in x 7 in x 4 in (irregular dimensions)
ID NumberWSAC1999.066.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationOregon, United States
Location Information
AgencyThe Evergreen State College
Artwork LocationThe Evergreen State College
Lab II, CAL Lab
WA CountyThurston
Site TypeUniversity
Address2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
Geo. Coordinates47.072391 | -122.978838
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