Magnet - Transcendence
Artist: Andy Everson
Design by Kwakwaka'wakw Artist Andy Everson.
"The Tsimshian people share the story of how the Spirit Bear came to be: when Raven, in his trickster ways, changed every tenth black bear white."- Andy Everson
(L: 8,7 cm - W: 8 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.