Inuit Woman (1996)



Wood Engraving

Dale DeArmond

Edition of 25

Edition of A/P: 2


Paper type: Archival quality – tan, textured

Print size: 6" x 7 ½"

Image size: 4" x 5"


Hand pulled by the Artist at Sitka, Alaska on an Ettan etching press – 3/96.








Original price: $60.00

The faces of the old women
Are strong and sad.
They have lost children
To sickness,
To the icy waters
When a great bull walrus
Holed and sank the umiak.
Sometimes their men go out on the ice
To hunt seals
And never return.
Or die in a drunken brawl
In an Anchorage bar.
The old women survive.
They raise the children that are left
They split the walrus hide
For a new umiak
With skilled and careful fingers
And sew it to the frame.
Sometimes they dance
In the kashim
During the long, dark winter night.