Wood Engraving w/blind embossed border
Edition of 25
Edition of A/P: 2
Paper type: Archival quality
Print size: 9 7/8″ x 11″
Image size: 9″ x 10″ (includes border)
Image size: 5″ x 6″
AKA: Child with the Sun
AKA: Crow’s Son Plays with the Sun
Hand pulled by the artist from the original endgrain maple block and handcut embossing plate on an Ettan etching press at Sitka, Alaska, October 1992.
Note: some prints are not embossed. Its certificate of authenticity indicates six prints were pulled for a book edition, but there is no evidence such a book was created. The image is illustrated in the book Tales From the Dena: Indian Stories from the Tanana, Koyukuk & Yukon Rivers.
Illustration for an Athabascan folktale about Raven who wanted the sun for his village. He impregnated the daughter of the chief who owned the sun. Raven bided his time and when the grandfather let the child play with the sun, Raven stole it and set it in the sky.