Released June 2001
Primary: SOLD OUT
A/P: Not Available
This print is inspired by the perfect day: beautiful weather, gorgeous
scenery and butterflies fluttering around you. I believe that it
is important for us to have days like this in order to step back
from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a little piece
In “Tranquility,” the central butterfly has paused just
long enough for us to take in the beauty of his symmetry. The other
butterflies are flying to and fro and enjoying the warmth of the
day in the mountains and by the lake. Although “Tranquility”
was created without a particular legend in mind, this is not to
say that butterflies don’t have an important place in the
mythology of the Kwakwaka’wakw people.
For the Tlowitsis people of Turnour Island, the butterfly symbolizes
their very origins. During the time of the great flood, the old
man Numas stood on top of a great mountain as the waters began to
rise. When the water had covered his body, a giant butterfly landed
on his head and stayed with Numas. Here, the butterfly fed the old
man and taught him many important lessons that he would use after
the water had receded. For this reason, the butterfly has come to
symbolize the birth and continuation of the Tlowitsis people. The
right to show the butterfly crest in this print was obtained from
George Taylor, a good friend and member of the Tlowitsis Nation.
“Tranquility” is a limited edition print
using the giclée method of printmaking. Print production
took place during June of 2001 at SkyDancer Studio of Comox B.C.
The artist was involved throughout the printing process. A total
of 56 prints bear the title “Tranquility” and are signed
by Andy Everson: 50 in the primary edition bearing the numbers 1/50
through 50/50; 5 Artist’s Proofs; and 1 Printer’s Proof.
The acid-free 100% cotton Provence Rag paper measures about19½x14½
inches. Image size measures about 16½x11 inches.