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Sagittarius – Nov. 23-Dec. 22 (1989)

Wood Engraving w/blind embossing
Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 100
Edition of Artist Proofs: 10
Edition of Presentation Proofs: 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.

Editor's 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