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Arctic Circle (1976)

Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 35
Edition of Artist Proofs: 6

Image size: 16 ¾" diameter

Editor's note: the proofs are numbered in Roman numerals.

The face of Berry Woman, and many of the animals she created, are shown in concentric circles – polar bear, seal, walrus, whale, sea otter. She cares for all the animals. It is based on a mask at the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka, Alaska, which DeArmond had described as "the most beautiful mask I have ever seen."

The unlikely source of this idea was a Victorian plaque wreathed with flowers, fruits, and cherubim. Here, arctic animals were used instead.

Featured in the book (and on its front cover) Dale DeArmond – A First Book Collection of Her Prints.

Original price: $85.00