Wood Engraving w/blind embossing
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