Confessions to the Moon
Released October 2006
most areas of the Pacific Northwest, the Raven is regarded as a
trickster. He plies his trade of fooling others wherever he goes.
At first encounter, one may suspect that the raven is a side character,
meant to throw a few laughs and chuckles into a story. On the contrary,
our cultures feel the necessity of this comic relief and believe
that it is integral to the balance of our way of life.
When I was envisioning “Confessions to the Moon,” I
was thinking about the times in our lives when we sit out under
a cloudless sky and look up to the moon. I don’t mean when
we’re with another person, but the times when we are by ourselves
confronted by the beauty and the depths of the universe. At these
times, we are lost in thoughts about our lives. We think about
the stories that shape our existence and about the secrets that
we only share with celestial bodies.
I was also thinking about how we are often like the raven and
about how his character is really a metaphor—even a caricature—of
ourselves. There are parallels in the ways in which he uses trickery
and wry humour as means to an end. As we sit out on a deck, or
on the beach, and look up to the moon, we remember the funny stories,
the outrageous gags and our inner thoughts that help give our lives
meaning. We look up and share confessions to the moon.
“Confessions to the Moon” is a limited edition print
using the giclée method of printmaking. This print was released
in October of 2006 and printed by Andy Everson at the artist’s
own studio in Comox B.C. A total of 109 prints bear the title “Confessions
to the Moon” 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