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Released June 2007
The water flickers with the light of the moon. The wind out in
the strait is uncharacteristically calm. Three brothers continue
their tasks without a sound—silence. Mind you, the silence
is not uncomfortable—everyone has their job to do. Even the
moon knows that it is helping by lighting up the otherwise black
night. No, the silence offers the brothers a chance to bond in
a way that only brothers can. A common pursuit, a common lineage:
solidarity, sodality and silence on a moonlit night.
my grandfather before me, I grew up the youngest in the family.
My brothers would tease me and my sisters would nurture me. With
such a gap in age between us boys, I really didn’t have that
much in common with my two brothers, Rob and Rick. Adulthood, however,
is the great equalizer. We now have much more in common. When we
sit on the drum log together we sing the ancient songs of our family.
When I need help building a deck, the bros come with tools in hand.
When hundreds of food fish arrive in the middle of summer, the
boys get together outside to cut and fillet the fish. Most of the
time there is ample laughter, memories shared and jokes told. For
brief moments, though, there are times of pure silence. I relish
those times and embed them in my mind. Sometimes it is the silence
that allows us to realize who we really are and what is truly important.
My feelings of brotherhood extend well beyond Rob and Rick—my
parents also raised many others. This print echoes the noise and the
silence of Rob, Rick, Danny-boy, Greg, Jamie, Mike, Dan, Donovan,
Reggie, Don and my newest little bro, Jessie.
“Silence” is a limited edition print using the giclée
method of printmaking. This print was released in June of 2007
and printed by Andy Everson at the artist’s own studio in
Comox B.C. A total of 109 prints bear the title “Silence” 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 about 14x18.5 inches.