Raven Married the Daughter of the Fog (1981)



Wood Engraving on endgrain boxwood, combined with an uninked embossment

Edition of 50

Edition of A/P: 5

Edition of T/P: 2


Paper type: Somerset, 100% rag, mould made sheet by Inveresk in England

Image size: 9" x 9" (includes embossed area)


Hand printed on a Griffin etching press by the artist. 


Dates of printing: begun December 7, 1981; completed December 19, 1981. All other proofs and impressions have been destroyed. The block has been canceled and the embossment plate destroyed. 


This engraving is based upon one of the myths of the Northwest Coast Raven cycle. Raven married the daughter of the fog and promised her father that he would be very good to her. One day, however, they quarreled and Raven hit his wife over the head with a dried salmon. His wife turned back into fog, drifted away and Raven never saw her again.