Born out of a combination of inspiration taken from childhood and ancient stories, this Eclipse - Men's Wallet symbolizes both creativity and mystique and makes a fantastic wallet for guys of all ages.
Originally released in September of 2017 and printed by Andy Everson at the artist’s own studio in Comox B.C. Only 109 prints bear the title “Eclipse” and the artist's signature. This exquisite, original work of art has now been reproduced as a very popular Men's Wallet.
- Brand: Cedar Paddle
- Artist: Andy Everson
- Material: Durable, vegan, man-made faux leather.
- Details: 6 credit card slots, large money pocket, clear plastic id slot and 3 additional pockets.
- Coins: Small zippered coin pocket inside.
Message from the artist about this piece:
My ancestors called total eclipses “na̱ǥa̱kw” or “swallowed” in our language as they believed that the sun was being consumed by a giant creature. In response, each person in the village would put old clothing, mats or hair on an enormous fire in order to smoke the creature out. While the fire burned they cried out with requests for the creature to hux̱w’id, or “vomit”. The disgorgement of the sun meant success on their part. It was their way of reminding themselves that what they do really does make a difference. In these days of immense climate change, we must reminds ourselves that, yes, we do effect change…and this tiny blue dot we call earth really does matter.
About the artist:
Andy Everson was born in Comox B.C. and named Nagedzi after his grandfather, Chief Andy Frank of the K'omoks First Nation. His cultural interests lay with both his K'omoks and Kwakwaka'wakw ancestors and are expressed through dancing, singing and art. To further his career, Andy has gone on to complete his Master's degree in anthropology. From early self-taught lessons, Andy has tried to follow in the footsteps of his Kwakwaka'wakw relatives in creating bold and unique representations that remain rooted in the age old traditions of his ancestors.