Limited Edition Eco Tote Bag by Andy Everson, K’ómoks/Kwakwaka’wakw
This Limited Edition Eco Tote Bag by K’ómoks/Kwakwaka’wakw artist Andy Everson features his Beginning design on an eco friendly fabric, printed with water-based inks. It has a sturdy zipper and a handy inside compartment for small items. A Lattimer Gallery YVR Boutique Staff Favourite!
"The salmon egg represents the beginning of a transformative lifecycle that touches many species along the Pacific coast." - Andy Everson
The Salmon is a symbol of abundance, wealth and prosperity because Salmon is the primary food source for Northwest Coastal people, representing the ability to provide for your family. Salmon are Supernatural beings who give up their life to feed our people. We hold them in high esteem and honour their return every year.
Andy Everson was born in Comox B.C. in 1972 and named Nagedzi after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank. Influenced heavily by his grandmother, he has always been driven to uphold the traditions of both the K'ómoks and Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations. His cultural interests are expressed through dancing, singing, and even the completion of a Master’s degree in anthropology. Although he began drawing Northwest Coast art at an early age, his first serious attempt wasn’t until 1990 when he started designing and painting chilkat-style blankets for use in potlatch dancing. From these early self-taught lessons he has tried to follow in the footsteps of his Kwakiutl relatives in creating bold and unique representations that remain rooted in the age-old traditions of his ancestors. Everson’s artwork is renowned for its contemporary edge that forges a connection between the past and the present.
Dimensions: 15 1/2" x 14" with a 4" gusset.
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