Released May 2007
Primary: SOLD OUT (Available at Lattimer Gallery)
A/P: SOLD OUT
Modern times can be so unnecessarily complicated. We get so caught
up in the 9-5 grind. Computers…traffic…schedules…money.
Sometimes I have to force myself to take a step back and get my
head out of the clouds. There is a time to get grounded…a
time to look back at where you come from…a time to feel
I went to Quadra Island last summer to visit my ancestral village
of Tsakwaluten. Walking along the beach in front of the bluffs,
I had the privilege to witness numerous ancient petroglyphs glinting
in the sunlight. One that really impacted me was of a number of
birds and their eggs. It struck me as representing continuity,
care and the importance of family. It amazed me that such a simple
image can imbue as much meaning as these gouges in the rock.
Yesterday, I was out having lunch with my wife—a rare respite
from day-to-day complications. Little Matthew was asleep snuggling
next to his mother. I picked up one of Matthew’s crayons
and sketched a swirl that turned into a bird. Simple lines that
brought me back to the beach last summer…to the connections
to my ancestors…to the embodiment of warmth, love and family.
That little bird and that little egg brought me back to my roots.
Each copy of “Roots” is printed with a different combination
of colours. I felt that this was important as each of our own roots
“Roots” is a limited edition print using the giclée
method of printmaking. This print was released in May of 2007 and
printed by Andy Everson at the artist’s own studio in Comox
B.C. A total of 12 prints bear the title “Roots” and
are signed by Andy Everson: 10 in the primary edition bearing the
numbers 1/10 through 10/10; 1 Artist’s Proofs; and 1 Printer’s
Proof. The acid-free Moab Entrada 100% cotton rag paper measures
17x22 inches. Image size measures about 14.2x20 inches.