Framed Art Card - Greeting the Day (12" x 9")
Artist: Andy Everson
Greeting the day is such a personal thing. It can be brought forth through song or through prayer. It can be the morning cup of coffee on the patio as the sun’s warmth shines upon your face. It can be a bath in a cold stream or an amazed glance through a high-rise window. In this day and age, we often forget that each day is a blessing. No matter what your beliefs are, the rising of the sun signifies the continuance of life. We should all be thankful to see the sun once more and for the chance to breathe in the air around us. Since time began, all of our ancestors have greeted the day.
I release “Greeting the Day” knowing that this is my 100th limited edition print. I started creating prints over 13 years ago and have put a lot of myself into each piece. I greet this new day thankful to all of you who have supported me over the years. I raise my drum up to sing a song of thanks for this day and for all the days to come.
About The Artist
Andy Everson was born in Comox B.C. in 1972 and named Nagedzi after his grandfather, Chief Andy Frank. His cultural interests lay with both his Comox and Kwakwaka'wakw ancestries and are expressed through dancing, singing, and even the pursuit of a Master's degree in anthropology. Andy feels that my artwork stands on par with these other accomplishments.
Although he began drawing Northwest Coast art at an early age, his first serious attempt wasn't until 1990 when He started designing and painting chilkat-style blankets for use in potlatch dancing. From these early self-taught lessons he has tried to follow in the footsteps of m Kwakiutl relatives in creating bold and unique representations that remain rooted in the age-old traditions of his ancestors.