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Tranquility

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Tranquility

Giclee

Edition 50

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 of tranquility.

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.

 

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