The Old Woman Who Makes Earthquakes (1963)

AKA Old Woman Who Makes Earthquakes

Part of the "Raven" series



Woodcut

Dale DeArmond

Edition of 35

Edition of A/P: 5


Paper type: Tableau

Print size: 12" x 18"
Image size: 10" x 15"


Originally produced in 1963, this print was not particularly popular – until after Alaska's 1964 earthquake. After that it was in great demand in Anchorage and quickly sold out.


​​Raven needed something to hold up world when he made it, so he used a leg bone from Giant Beaver (very strong bone) to prop up world. He put Old Woman Underneath there to keep an eye on it. Once in awhile, and when she gets hungry, she gives it a good (shake) with both hands. The people run and put grease in the fire and she stops shaking the post. Obviously, the way to stop an earthquake is to throw grease on the fire.​ That's where your earthquakes come from. Sometimes she shakes a little too hard.


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Original price: $10.00