Arctic Springtime (1993)

Wood Engraving

Dale DeArmond

Edition of 25

Edition of A/P: 2

Paper type: Archival quality

Print size: 9" x 12"

Image size: 6" x 8 ¾"

Hand pulled by the artist from the original endgrain maple blocks on an Ettan etching press at Sitka, Alaska, June, 1993.

An Eskimo child wearing a flowered cotton kuspuk (parka cover) which her mother sewed on an ancient and treasured treadle Singer sewing machine and mukluks (boots) of caribou and walrus hide made for her by her grandmother, dances for sheer joy at the return of the light and fish and birds and whales, things which sustain life in the Arctic.