“Coming Home” by Gary Nay
My first version of “Coming Home” was born February 5, 2015, making her just under three years old. She’s very “Vancouver” and is popular with locals and tourists alike. Everybody remarks on the Chevron station, but very few see or remark on the Coast Salish cedar burial boxes in the trees of Deadman’s Island. Within a year, I had printed and sold the entire (first) edition of 50, plus I started editions in larger and smaller sizes to fill the demand. The summer tourist season was fast approaching and I needed a way to make sure every visitor to Vancouver, who wanted one, could get a limited-edition print of this GNAY original. To make this happen, I revisited, reworked, and repainted this image, and “Coming Home, Again” was born.