Woodcut
Dale DeArmond
Edition of 28
Unknown proofs were produced

Print size: 8 1/2″ x 11 3/4″
Image size: 6 3/4″ x 7″

Note: unlike most illustrations from Juneau: A Book of Woodcuts, it was not offered for purchase – most likely because, in this case, it had already been previously editioned. This print was created from one woodblock. DeArmond would ink both images at the same time – using different colors – then pull the print. This is unlike how she traditionally created multi-colored prints, which would typically use a separate block for each color. Also pictured is the original carved woodblock.

In this print, a tiny feather-rumpled snow bird is shown braving the bitter Taku wind.

The only way to get back and forth between the two towns was by ferry boat. The ride in the little ferry was a pleasant expedition in summer but in winter with the Taku wind blowing and ice building up it was an adventure to go from Juneau to Douglas or back, often a very uncomfortable adventure.