Sky Woman (1981)
Stone Lithograph (5 color)
Edition of 100
Edition of A/P: 10
Edition of P/P: 2
Paper type: Arches white
Print size: 15" x 20"
Image size: 11" x 13 ½" (approx.)
In addition, the following proofs and impressions were produced:
10 Roman numbered impressions; 1 Bon à tirer proof; 1 Record impression; 1 Museum impression; 4 Color trial proofs; and 1 Trial proof before corrections.
Printing begun on October 2, 1981; completed November 2, 1981. Hand printed by Master printer Guitta Corey of Solstice Press; Anchorage, Alaska. The chop is located on the lower right side. A copyright stamp is located on the back right. Some prints were titled, numbered and signed under the image; others were signed near the bottom of the paper.
Eskimo in origin, although it is mostly DeArmond's own invention. Loosely based on a certain type of mask from the Aleutian Islands, the print illustrates a story of a woman who came down from the sky country, where she married a mortal and had two children. When her children were half-grown, Sky Woman took them away to live with her, and returned to her sky kingdom.
Original price: $180.00