This unusual item might be best described as a "mixed media" work. It features a print by DeArmond made from wood pulp, abaca, cedar bark, and other natural fibers. It is presented with an overlay featuring molded paper objects, natural seaweed and shells by Sitka artist Mary Sarvela of Alaska Beach Treasures. Circa 1994-96.
Example(s) of DeArmond's certificate of authenticity (COA) for her wood engravings.
Illustrations completed for an Alaska Magazine article in 1978.
Advertisement in ALASKA Magazine (August 1983) for a Raven Christmas Card, designed by DeArmond.
Chronological examples of DeArmond's signature on a handful of woodcuts, engravings, reproductions and silkscreens/serigraphs.
A certificate of marriage license from the State of Alaska.
(Left): X – Xanacanthus – from A Prehistoric ABC, and its original woodblock. (Above, right): Christmas cards and images designed by DeArmond. The angelic figure is from 1982. All are pencil signed (two with only initials).
Example of toning from extended exposure to bright lights or sunlight. Notice the paper color; around the image is darker than the edges of the paper. In this case, its matting was removed.
Pencil drawings of Alaska Native children, circa 1950s.
This cotton scarf was originally designed by DeArmond as a holiday gift, for sale at the Scanlon Gallery in Sitka, Alaska.
This image appeared in a 1965 tribute program for Alaska Senator Edward Lewis "E.L." Bartlett (1904-1968), celebrating his 20 years in Congress. It is unknown if DeArmond made any prints of this image. In addition to her illustration, other contributors included Fred Machetanz, Claire Fejes, and Jimmy (Kivetoruk) Moses, Sr.
Single scarf, with 2 puffins. Circa 1983.
(Left): Created in 1967, this was to replace an older Pan Am Clipper World map that had hung above the library check-out desk in the Juneau City Museum since 1951. Completed in wood, ink and resin. It is likely the only one of its kind, and differs greatly in style from the breadth of DeArmond's known works. Property of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.
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Example of painting by DeArmond. Circa 1957.
A wood engraving print of Death of Whale (left), along with the original woodblock on the right.
Little is known about these prints. They are likely silkscreens, and date to around 1978. The "Magic and Mischief" print was hand pulled by DeArmond; an altered image represents the logo for Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries. The other image might be related to the Juneau Aububon Society, though exact details are unknown. Both prints appear to be quite rare.