Framed Art Card - Pride (9" x 12")
Artist: Andy Everson
One of the delights of living in and around a temperate rainforest is being able to walk into the woods and hear its song. It’s amazing how the quiet of the day gives way as the forest slips into darkness. Evenings that start quietly eventually culminate in a cacophony of sounds. By far the most vocal in this symphony is the Pacific Tree Frog.
The Pacific Tree Frog is a small frog whose territory spans the area of southern British Columbia south as far as Mexico. It is a ground dwelling frog found in grasslands and woodland forests near fresh water. Its call can be heard from as much as a half mile away and is often used by Hollywood movie producers to add ambience to tropical film environs. This print represents the frog singing its final song before entering hibernation.
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.