Raven in Love (1990)
AKA Crow Marries the Grouse Woman
Wood Engraving w/colored penciling
Edition of 50
Edition of A/P: 5
Paper type: Archival quality
Image size: 5" x 6"
Hand pulled by the artist from the original end grain maple blocks on an Ettan etching press. Color added by the artist with colored pencils. Juneau, Alaska, July, 1990.
Note: the floral decorations in the border are Athabascan beadwork designs. The image was commissioned by the State of Alaska for use on one of their heirloom marriage certificates. Click here for more information. This image is illustrated in the book Tales From the Dena: Indian Stories from the Tanana, Koyukuk & Yukon Rivers.
An Athabascan tale from Yukon River country. Raven fell in love with a beautiful goose and they married but Raven couldn't keep up with the geese when they flew South and they had to abandon him on a piece of driftwood. He gathered more driftwood and made islands of them but he was a long time finding his way back to his village.