This "Killer Whale - A Different Perspective" - Men's Wallet by B.C. native artist Andy Everson is all about showing a different perspective to typical western art by manipulating a more traditional coastal art style into a unique masterpiece. With the combination of the detailed emboss printing, the leather feel of the material and the story behind the artwork .. this wallet is impressive.
Flip it open to find 6 credit card slots, a large money compartment, a clear plastic id pocket and 3 other pockets to hide your stuff in.
- Brand: Cedar Paddle
- Artist: Andy Everson
- Material: Durable, vegan, man-made faux leather.
- Measurements: Approximately 4.5 x 3.75 inches.
- Details: 6 credit card slots, large money pocket, clear plastic id slot and 3 additional pockets.
- Coins: Small zippered coin pocket inside.
The story behind the art:
"In this piece, I wanted to show a split killer what that joins at both the head and the tail. Where the heas join, the wale is viewed head-on and where the tails join, it is viewed tail-on. I also wanted to add more dimensions by placing the tail fin above the head to give the appearance of diving and below the head to give the appearance of jumping -- all characteristics of orcas. The figure above the blowhole represents both the spirit of the whale and it's ability to transform into human form. The red line represents the thin veil that separates the physical world from the spiritual realm.
Simply put, I wanted to show a different perspective on how we see the natural world around us."
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.
My daughter & her boyfriend like killer whales and had to buy him one. He will enjoy the wallet.