Released September 2012
I don't really have a strong activist mindset, but I know when something is really really wrong. I see hereditary chiefs on the news standing together against this pipeline. I respect them and honour them by doing my little part to support our traditional leaders. I just want to let them know that the Kwakwa̱ka̱'wakw here in the south stand together with them shoulder to shoulder. That river that flows through their village connects with the inlet in front of the next and that inlet's waters run right along the coast to our territory, as well. We're in this together!
In case the message isn't clear: Say "No" to the Enbridge pipeline that purports to travel through unceded First Nations territory! Black represents the oil, red represents the blood of our people....
This print was printed and released as part of the Screen Printing: Ad, Art or Alchemy? show at the Comox Valley Art Gallery in Courtenay BC.
“No Pipelines!” is a limited edition print using the silk-screening method of print-making. Print production took place during September of 2012 at the Comox Valley Art Gallery by Andy MacDougall of Royston B.C. The artist was involved throughout the process and has ensured that all stencils were destroyed following printing. A total of114 prints bear the title “No Pipelines!” and are signed by Andy Everson: 100 in the primary edition bearing the numbers 1/100 through 100/100; 10 Artist’s Proofs; and 4 Printer’s Proofs. The acid-free 100% Stonehenge paper measures approximately 15 x 16 inches. Image size measures 13 inches in diameter. Two screens were used during printing.