Released April 2005
There are numerous times in one’s life when
one undergoes some sort of transformation. For many, this may come
about through graduating from school, changing jobs, or even the
death of a loved one. For me, the marriage to my wife, Nicole, and
the birth of my daughter, Claire, brought about this “Metamorphosis.”
This design is done in a style reminiscent of the
Coast Salish spindle whorl. In the centre is a human figure with
outstretched arms. In the arms are the profiles of eagle heads and
in the body is another eagle face. If one were to turn the design
upside down, two other eagle faces would be evident—a diving
eagle and one in the tail. The eagle is one of my family’s
primary crests. The upside-down face in the centre symbolizes the
spirit of the human.
Surrounding the transforming human/eagle figure are
two swans. Trumpeter swans are notable to me for two reasons: they
nest in the Comox Valley and they mate for life. The swans in this
print represent the transformative people in my little family—Nicole
and Claire. They make me a better person.
This print is based on the original "Metamorphosis"
which formed the cornerstone on my lessons in serigraphy. It was
met with a great deal of success and was used by the Adidas Vancouver
International Marathon as their T-shirt logo for 2005.
“Metamorphosis II” is a
limited edition print using the giclée method of printmaking.
This print was released during April of 2005 and was printed at
the artist’s own studio in Comox B.C. A total of 109 prints
bear the title “Metamorphosis II ” 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 17x22
inches. Image size measures about 14.25x20 inches.