Released November 2006
often ask me what inspired me to do such-and-such a print. Sometimes,
I feel compelled to do a print to illustrate a story or recount
a specific feeling. Other times, however, I just want to do a design
that was inspired by something I saw while passing by….
The other week, I was out on my bicycle training for the upcoming
season. I was battling gusts of wind and bouts of rain. Coming
along the Dyke Rd. on my way home, I looked out of the corner of
my eye and spotted a red-breasted merganser. He was just floating
along, oblivious to the elements—perhaps delighting in them.
This simple little thing caused me to forget about my own struggles.
A happy little duck, a happy little man on a bike, passing by….
Sometimes it is nice to just forget about your worries and realize
that there are delights in this world that many just pass by without
noticing. Rain dancing on the streets, wind blowing in your face,
water high against the road and spiky-headed little ducks—all
enough to make you crack a smile while passing by….
“Passing by…” is a limited edition print using
the giclée method of printmaking. This print was released
in November 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 “Passing
by…” 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 13x19 inches. Image size measures