‘Transition One’ by Andy Everson – First Nations Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: No condition noted.
Description by Artist: ‘Transition One’ – Throughout our lives we all undergo many transformations. Some come about through our own desire for change and others are thrust upon us. Some transformations are cosmetic, while others represent real sacrifice. In triathlon, for instance, swimmers exit the water to undergo a mental and physical transformation into cyclists known as Transition One.
Transformations can also be very frightening. A cancer diagnosis can send ripples down your spine as you are confronted with the choice to fight or to give up. Those that have had cancer and beaten it are changed because of it. An all-clear from their doctor elevates them into the clouds where they soar as eagles. Those, too, who succumb to the disease are transformed to take their place on the other side of the veil between this world and the next.
In “Transition One,” the diving killer whale morphs into the flying eagle. Negative and positive space perform a dance that represents the thinness of the veil between life and death, between dream and reality. This print is dedicated to all those who have undergone transformation and who have left the grips of the water to soar into the sky.
“Transition One” was created to aid in the fundraising efforts of Ironteam Cops for Cancer, a team of police officers and civilian members who raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society and compete in Ironman Canada.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: “Transition One” is a limited edition print using the giclée method of printmaking. This print was released in March of 2011 and printed by Andy Everson at Copper Canoe, the artist’s own studio in Comox B.C. A total of 83 prints bear the title “Transition One” and are signed by Andy Everson: 75 in the primary edition bearing the numbers 1/75 through 75/75; 7 Artist’s Proofs; and 1 Printer’s Proof. The acid-free Moab Entrada 100% cotton rag paper measures 17×22 inches. Image size measures about 8.8×20 inches.