Released June 2002
The regal nature of the kingfisher lends itself to being called
“Majestic.” It sits on its perch with a crown of feathers
and waits for the appearance of fish in the water. Upon spying the
fish, it flies up into the air only to hover before diving straight
into the water. Kingfishers truly are remarkable birds that deserve
such a royal title.
One of the only things more deserving of the title “Majestic”
is the environment in which the kingfisher lives. In this print,
the kingfisher looks out from the birthplace of my grandfather on
Tree Island to the Coast Mountains across Georgia Strait.
The desire to create a kingfisher design was brought about both
from dancing for two summers at the Kingfisher Resort near Royston
and from a Kingfisher crashing into my window in Comox. This bird
broke his wing and was brought to the Mountainaire Avian Rescue
Society in Merville. I felt it imperative to honour the life of
this bird and the majesty of its environment with this print.
“Majestic” is a limited edition print
using the giclée method of printmaking. Print production
took place during June of 2002 at the artist’s own studio
in Comox B.C. A total of 109 prints bear the title “Majestic”
and are signed by Andy Everson: 99 in the primary edition bearing
the numbers 1/99 through 99/99; 9 Artist’s Proofs; and 1 Printer’s
Proof. The acid-free 100% cotton Royal Riviera Rag paper measures
13x19 inches. Image size measures about 12x18 inches.