Wood Engraving w/blind embossing
Dale DeArmond
Edition of 100
Edition of A/P: 10
Edition of P/P: 6

Paper type: Archival quality
Print size: 9″ x 10″
Image size: 7″ x 7″ (includes embossed area)
Image size: 4″ x 5″

Hand pulled by the artist from the original end grain maple block and hand cut embossing plate on an Ettan etching press at Juneau, Alaska, November, 1989.

Note: this image is illustrated in the book Sun Signs from a Polar Star: A Northern Zodiac.

​​In the original myth, Sagittarius was the centaur, Cheiron, half human and half horse, whose mother was so upset that she turned herself into a lindon tree. Here we have Cheiron in the form of a young kustakah, a mythological northwest coast creature, with a human head and an otter’s body. His Tlingit mother is so appalled she has turned herself into a mountain ash tree.

​​Sagittarians generally have good judgement and they are optimistic and open-minded. Frank and sincere they are dependable and scrupulous friends and lovers.

Original price: $45.00