Released October 2003
For thousands of years, my ancestors have struck a fine and intimate
balance with the environment. The environment, in turn, has sustained
itself through a network of interconnections in which plants and
animals alike could coexist in a symbiotic relationship. These “Interconnections”
form the subject of this print.
The outside of the circle is made up of four cedar trees, representing
the plant environment. The tree at the bottom of the print appears
as a solitary tree, while those at the sides represent treelines
leading into and reflected by the water. The background of the top
half of the print is indicative of the sky, while the bottom half
are two rivers leading into the sea. Forming a snowflake pattern
(evoking the element of weather) are eight salmon—four males
and four females. These fish grow and mature within a balanced ecosystem.
The four yellow paddles represent the First Nations who live in
the territory and who rely on the success of environmental interconnections.
“Interconnections” is rendered in the ancient Coast
Salish style. It appears in the form of a spindle whorl and is done
in respect of my Great Grandmother, Mary Moon, who was a Salish
“Interconnections” is a limited edition
print using the giclée method of printmaking. This print
was released during October of 2003 and was printed at the artist’s
own studio in Comox B.C. A total of 109 prints bear the title “Interconnections”
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 Moab Entrada 100% cotton rag paper measures
13x13.5 inches. Image size measures about 12x12 inches.