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Brother and Sister (Set III)

$375.00

Print Method: Giclée
Edition: 90 (15 of each colour)
Released: February 2009

Brother and Sister are sold only in pairs.

Wearing the feather garment of the Xwayxway, Shałk̓am descended from the sky at the confluence of the Quinsam and Campbell Rivers. This place we call Kwaniwsam, or “resting place.” Shałk̓am became the ancestor of the Sałułtxw of the K’omoks First Nation. Along with him, travelled his sister Tisitł̓a. The brother and sister travelled throughout the lands and visited their Salish brethren. Like the house post holding up a house, the K’omoks people are held up by a brother and a sister.

Growing up in a big family, I was always surrounded by brothers and sisters. We were all spread out in age. My oldest sisters Maryann and Marilyn were essentially teenagers when I was born. My oldest brother Rob is eight years older than me. From him it goes down in two year increments: Nicole, Rick and Charlene. For most of these years, I was the “baby.”

What sets us apart from many families is that my parents, Mary and Wayne, are also foster parents. I grew up surrounded by natural, adopted and foster siblings. Each of whom I’ve loved as true brothers and sisters. Don, Greg, Mike, Jamie, Ralph, Daniel, Danny-boy, Donovan and many more. Recently, my parents adopted a little boy, Jessie, who is a couple months younger than my daughter, Claire. At 36 years of age, the number of brothers and sisters still continue to grow! Thankfully, I’m not the “baby” anymore....

For the lucky amongst us, we grow up surrounded by a loving family. Luckier still are those who have had the privilege to be raised with brothers and sisters. “Brother” and “Sister” are based on the unique design of K’omoks house posts. While the figures under the thunderbirds directly depict our earliest of ancestors, they also portray the strength of siblings holding up our house.

"Brother” is a limited edition print using the giclée method of printmaking. This print was released in February of 2009 and printed by Andy Everson at the artist’s own studio in Comox B.C. A total of 100 prints bear the title “Brother” and are signed by Andy Everson: 90 in the primary edition bearing the numbers 1/90 through 90/90; 9 Artist’s Proofs; and 1 Printer’s Proof. A total of six different colour variations make up the edition. The acid-free Moab Entrada 100% cotton rag paper measures 8.5x22 inches. Image size measures about 7x19.75 inches.

"Sister” is a limited edition print using the giclée method of printmaking. This print was released in February of 2009 and printed by Andy Everson at the artist’s own studio in Comox B.C. A total of 100 prints bear the title “Sister” and are signed by Andy Everson: 90 in the primary edition bearing the numbers 1/90 through 90/90; 9 Artist’s Proofs; and 1 Printer’s Proof. A total of six different colour variations make up the edition. The acid-free Moab Entrada 100% cotton rag paper measures 8.5x22 inches. Image size measures about 7x19.75 inches.