Released October 2006
There’s something special about an equinox—not only
because one falls around my birthday—it seems to be a time
of balance. It’s not too cold or too hot out. The days are
not too long or too short. It is a time of introspection—a
time to take stock of what you have accomplished and what is to
follow. In the spring, we evaluate our winter and rejoice in the
warming days. In fall, we put away our summer clothes and anticipate
seasons of festivity and celebration.
In my culture, the light of summer allows us to get much of our
physical work done for the rest of the year. Likewise, the darkness
and the cold of winter open up doors to work in the supernatural
realm. This is the time of our winter ceremonials, our potlatch.
Equinox marks a transition between these two cultural realities.
What I wanted to portray in this print is the way that light and
darkness alter the appearance and feeling of objects. By showing
two of our main Comox crests, I also wanted to symbolize that our
culture passes in and out of each season and remains intact. I
wanted to show that both light and darkness can open up different
worlds and ways of seeing. In many cultures we prize this balance,
this harmony, this duality of existence. The balance of light and
dark, the balance of good and evil, the balance of equal day and
equal night. This is Equinox.
“Equinox” is a limited edition print using the giclée
method of printmaking. This print was released during October of
2005 and was printed at the artist’s own studio in Comox
B.C. A total of 56 prints bear the title “Equinox” and
are signed by Andy Everson: 50 in the primary edition bearing the
numbers 1/50 through 50/50; 5 Artist’s Proofs; and 1 Printer’s
Proof. The acid-free Moab Entrada 100% cotton rag paper measures
17x22 inches. Image size measures about 10.2x20 inches.