"Home" is a detailed original artwork by Andy Everson. Rich with meaning and history, this gorgeous piece depicts the union of two kindred spirits. An Eagle and a Killer Whale. A Grandmother and a Grandfather. Patriarchs of a generation watching over the land and future generations to come.
Snap this wallet open to find eleven credit card slots, one clear plastic photo id slot, a large money pocket and two additional large pockets. Flip it over and unzip the back to find two large compartments for change and receipts.
- Brand: Cedar Paddle
- Material: Durable, vegan, man-made faux leather.
- Measurements: Approximately 3.5 x 7.5 x 1 inches.
- Details: Zipper pocket on back and magnetic snap closure.
Quote from the artist about the artwork:
In the late 1920s, my grandparents moved and settled in K’omoks. My grandmother, being the daughter of a high ranking chief and a noble mother, brought with her many rights and privileges. Through marriage, my grandfather was given his father-in-law’s chiefly name and position and the rights to build the Bighouse which now sits at the heart of our community. My grandmother also proudly brought the eagle crest down to her new home to take its place alongside my grandfather’s killer whale.
As an adult, I now live in that same house…looking out at the same view that my grandmother saw when she first moved here. Yes, things have changed. Yet, I can still look out my window or go across to the beach and take in the splendor of the Comox Valley. I can gaze up to the snow-covered glacier or I can witness eagles circling overhead by the dozens. Still, there are times that I simply see a single solitary eagle sitting on her perch. I cannot help but think that it may be my grandmother checking in on me…and our home.
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 reletives in creating bold and unique representations that remain rooted in the age old traditions of his ancestors.