Released October 2003
One can often hear a hummingbird before they can see it. It approaches
with a low hum, its wings beating more than fifty times per second.
Witnessing hummingbirds in action is always a magnificent sight.
They hover and move gracefully from flower to flower, feeding from
its sweet nectar. Their iridescent feathers glisten in the sunlight,
enchanting and mesmerizing the viewer. To me, the image of a “Summer’s
Dance” comes to mind.
According to my grandmother, the Kwakwaka’wakw believe that
Hummingbirds bring a person luck. Specifically, she said that if
one were to find a hummingbird’s nest, their luck would increase
significantly. Personally, I feel that just watching a hummingbird
is itself a lucky experience. I try to portray this magical encounter
in “Summer’s Dance.”
“Summer’s Dance” is a limited edition
print using the giclée method of printmaking. This print
was released in October of 2003 and printed at the artist’s
own studio in Comox B.C. A total of 133 prints bear the title “Summer’s
Dance” and are signed by Andy Everson: 120 in the primary
edition bearing the numbers 1/120 through 120/120; 12 Artist’s
Proofs; and 1 Printer’s Proof. The acid-free 100% cotton Royal
Riviera Rag paper measures 9.5x13 inches. Image size measures about