This painting was created to capture the beautiful scenery of the northern california mountains. This place is home to the Yurok people who live among the tall redwood trees, which they believed to be their ancestors. The elk that herd along the Northern California coast are known for their massive structure and strength. The Yurok people would hunt them for food and use their antlers for carving tools and jewelry. This native design is a Yurok design specifically made to symbolise the majestic elk.