Big Mama (1994)



Wood Engraving

Dale DeArmond

Edition of 25

Edition of A/P: 2


Paper type: Rives BFK tan – acid free

Print size: 7 ⅜" x 8 ⅜"

Image size: 5" x 6"


Hand pulled by the artist from the original endgrain maple block on an Ettan etching press at Sitka, Alaska, August, 1994. 


She has never in her life worried about her weight or even thought about it and would find the idea incomprehensible and hilarious. The important things in her life are her child, her man, the return of the light in the spring, the coming of the birds, the fish, the whales and the seals. Her life is a celebration of reality.