Framed Art Card - Journey (9" x 12")
Artist: Andy Everson
That same summer I lost my grandmother. It was at once a pained experience and one filled with joy. I was privileged to witness her end her journey here on earth and enter another journey home. It was a useful lesson to remember once again that it wasn’t just about where she was going, but her journey in getting there....
Later on in 1997, while procrastinating completing my master’s degree, I began a journey on which I still travel to this day when I created my first limited edition print, I-Hos-K’hin. Little did I know that over 100 prints later I’d still be on the same journey and enjoying every step along the way. I’ve learned a lot over the years and continue on--not thinking about where I’m going but about how I’m getting there.... I offer up this print to celebrate the Journey!
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.