Sitka Watchers (1992)

Wood Engraving

Dale DeArmond

Edition of 25

Edition of A/P: 2

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, June, 1992.

Note: although the certificate of authenticity for this print indicates 5 prints were pulled for a book edition, there is no indication such a book was ultimately created.

In Russian days of Sitka the ravens always knew when a ship was coming in and lined up on the roof of the "castle." The Native people attributed it to magic but the Russians thought the ravens had sighted the ship from the air and remembered that when a ship came in there would be feasting and parties at the castle and lots of food thrown out for ravens to find.