Large Journal - Spring Finale
Artist: Andy Everson
Extra thick paper
Padded hard cover
A section sewn binding allowing for flat opening
Size: 7” x 5” / 17.7 x 12.3 cm
A perfect place to write, draw, and express yourself.
A sure sign that spring is drawing to a close is the appearance of the Blue-eyed Darner. With the warming season, the Darner unfurls its wings and emerges in all its glory. Shimmering with its iridescent hues of blue and brown, it is easy to spot. Like other dragonflies, it zigzags through the air—often with a mate—looking like it is going to stop and then darting off in a blur of blue.
“Spring’s Finale” represents a brief moment in time in which the dragonfly has stopped from its regular activity to rest on a cattail in a swamp. It also represents the crescendo of beauty that is the end of spring. Colours vivid with life have lived on rain and are now rejoicing in the ever-warming sun. “Spring’s Finale” is but a moment in time that encourages you to reflect on the past and prepare for the future.
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.