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Sky Woman (1981)

Stone Lithograph
Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 100
Edition of Artist Proofs: 10
Edition of Printer's Proofs: 2

Paper type: Arches white
Print size: 15" x 20"
Image size: 11" x 13 ½"

In addition, the following proofs and impressions were produced:

10 Roman numbered impressions
1 Bon à tirer proof
1 Record Impression
1 Museum Impression
4 color trial proofs
1 trial proof before corrections

All other proofs and impressions have been destroyed. The stone and plates have been effaced.

Printing begun on October 2, 1981; completed November 2, 1981. Hand printed by Master printer Guitta Corey of Solstice Press; Anchorage, Alaska. The printer's chop is located on the lower right side; a copyright stamp is on the back right. Some prints were titled, numbered and signed under the image; others were signed near the bottom of the paper.

A five color lithograph printed as follows:
Run 1: Aluminum: Ochre
Run 2: Limestone: Indian Red
Run 3: Aluminum: Dark blue to transparent blue to dark blue using the blended ink method
Run 4: Aluminum: Dark brown

Eskimo in origin, although it is mostly DeArmond's own invention. Loosely based on a certain type of mask from the Aleutian Islands, the print illustrates a story of a woman who came down from the sky country, where she married a mortal and had two children. When her children were half-grown, Sky Woman took them away to live with her, and returned to her sky kingdom.

Original price: $180.00