Framed Art Card - Majestic 9" X 12"
Artist: Andy Everson
The regal nature of the kingfisher lends itself to being called “Majestic.” It sits on its perch with a crown of feathers and waits for the appearance of fish in the water. Upon spying the fish, it flies up into the air only to hover before diving straight into the water. Kingfishers truly are remarkable birds that deserve such a royal title.
One of the only things more deserving of the title “Majestic” is the environment in which the kingfisher lives. In this print, the kingfisher looks out from the birthplace of my grandfather on Tree Island to the Coast Mountains across Georgia Strait.
The desire to create a kingfisher design was brought about both from dancing for two summers at the Kingfisher Resort near Royston and from a Kingfisher crashing into my window in Comox. This bird broke his wing and was brought to the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society in Merville. I felt it imperative to honour the life of this bird and the majesty of its environment with this print.
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.