Framed Art Card - Together (12" x 9")
Artist: Andy Everson
As we mature into teenagers, though, we feel the need to venture forth into the world to find another kind of love. We seek someone with magical powers that is able to make our knees tremble and give us butterflies in the pits of our stomachs. The sound of their voice, the tilt of their head, the smell of their hair and the touch of their skin are all enough to intoxicate our very being. What an amazing feeling when we fall in love together.
Sadly, the intensity of those feelings become muted with time as love changes and evolves. Instead, the excitement of our youth is supplanted with a warm glow of deep love. We grow together and learn to know each others’ thoughts. We laugh, cry, celebrate, mourn and travel together. The comfort and safety of our love allows us to create and nurture our own families together.
Though we enter this world one at a time, we don’t have to journey through it alone. For those of us fortunate enough to live a life full of love––in all of it’s forms––we can count ourselves truly blessed. We can hold our partner––whether they be girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife or lover––and enjoy life’s greatest gift: love... together.
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.