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Beetle

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Beetle

Giclee

Edition 50

Released May 2002

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Although it is becoming increasingly common to see insects in Northwest Coast art, this has not always been the case. Insects appear occasionally in our narratives and are even more rare as crest symbols. In this day and age, however, the allure of the “pretty” insects such as butterflies and ladybugs has led many artists to capture their beauty in our art style. When I began “Beetle,” I wanted to portray an insect that I had never before seen rendered in Northwest Coast art. The fascinating Ground Beetle became the subject of this print.

The design for “Beetle” was initiated when I was approached by the IOBC (International Organization for Biological Control) about a logo for their conference in Victoria, B.C. The IOBC is a collective that promotes the use and adoption of environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control. It was with honour that my design could be used by a group whose ideals are both responsible and fall in step with traditional aboriginal teachings of environmentalism.

“Beetle” is a limited edition print using the giclée method of printmaking. Print production took place during May of 2002 at the artist’s own studio in Comox B.C. A total of 56 prints bear the title “Beetle” 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 design is printed using pigmented archival inks on acid-free 100% cotton rag Royal Riviera paper measuring 13x19 inches. Image size is about 8.5x13.5 inches.

 

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