Released September 2005
Primary: SOLD OUT
Most years you can hear them before you can see them: Honk! Honk!
Honk! Its enough to drive many nuts. Their sight, like their sound,
is also unmistakeable. Flying in “V” formation to save
energy while flying, they appear with the coming of both spring
and fall. Summer days may be in full swing, but when the Canada
Goose flys overhead, it’s an instant reminder that Winter’s
Approach has arrived.
The naxak, or Canada Goose, was traditionally eaten by my Comox
and Kwakwaka’wakw ancestors. They would hunt for these birds
at night with a small fire on board a canoe. The geese would stare
into the light as the canoe approached, unaware of the hunters hidden
onboard. When the moment was right, the hunters would throw a framed
net over the geese, trapping them.
“Winter's Approach” is a limited edition
print using the giclée method of printmaking. This print
was released in September of 2005 and printed by Andy Everson at
the artist’s own studio in Comox B.C. A total of 133 prints
bear the title “Winter's Approach” 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 8x11.25 inches.