Magnet - Maple Leaf
Artist: Andy Everson
Design by Kwakwaka'wakw Artist Andy Everson.
"Canada is truly a multicultural nation. While its ancestry is diverse, it cannot be denied that this country was built on Native land." - Andy Everson
(L: 5.5 cm - W: 5 cm)
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.