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Raven in Love (1990)

Wood Engraving w/colored penciling
Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 50
Edition of Artist Proofs: 5

Paper type: Archival quality
Print size: 7 ½" x 9"
Image size: 5" x 6"

AKA: Raven and the Goose Woman
AKA: Crow Marries the Goose Woman

Hand pulled by the artist from the original end grain maple blocks on an Ettan etching press. Color added by the artist with colored pencils. Juneau, Alaska, July, 1990.

Editor's note: the floral decorations in the border are Athabascan beadwork designs. It was commissioned by the State of Alaska for use on one of their heirloom marriage certificates – click here for more information.

An Athabascan tale from Yukon River country. Raven fell in love with a beautiful goose and they married but Raven couldn't keep up with the geese when they flew South and they had to abandon him on a piece of driftwood. He gathered more driftwood and made islands of them but he was a long time finding his way back to his village.