Released January 2002
During the dark rainy days of winter in the Comox Valley, one can often
spot beautiful white birds swimming in the waters of the harbour.
Year after year these Trumpeter Swans return to call the Valley
their home, making the region a must-see for bird watchers. The
generous allocation of protected lands and estuaries has helped
to save the Trumpeter Swan from further endangerment. The commitment
to the protection of the swans has ensured that these magnificent
creatures will be around for generations to come.
Trumpeter Swans mate for life and, as such, are a fitting symbol
for those of us who find that special person with whom we want to
share ourselves. In “Adoration,” the embrace of the
two swans illustrates the level of commitment that they share with
one another. The creation of “Adoration” was inspired
by the respect and love that I feel for my life-long companion,
Nicole. She will always be the other half of my embrace.
For myself, I also share a deep adoration for
the beauty and majesty of my peoples’ traditional territory.
At its heart stands the Comox Glacier. To members of the Comox First
Nation the glacier is known almost exclusively as Queneesh, the
white whale. It is because of this “whale” that my people
were able to remain in the Comox Valley during the time of the great
“Adoration” is a limited edition print
using the giclée method of printmaking. Print production
took place during January of 2002 at SkyDancer Studio of Comox B.C.
The artist was involved throughout the printing process. A total
of 56 prints bear the title “Adoration” 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 about 19x17½
inches. Image size measures about 16x14 inches.