Raven and Whale (1991)



Wood Engraving w/coloring

Dale DeArmond

Edition of 25

Edition of A/P: 2

Book Edition: 5


Paper type: Archival quality

Image size: 5" x 6"


Hand pulled by the artist from the original endgrain maple blocks on an Ettan etching press at Sitka, Alaska, September, 1991.


Raven wanted Whale to go hunting with him. Whale was afraid of Raven but Raven persuaded him to come.


The two went up the river where Raven tricked Whale into trying to cross and shallow place and when Whale couldn't swim Raven killed him. He carried Whale's guts into the woods where they became tree roots. Then he ate the rest of Whale.