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Taurus – April 21-May 21 (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, October, 1989.

Editor's note: this image is illustrated in the book Sun Signs from a Polar Star: A Northern Zodiac.

Zeus, who turned himself into a bull, here shown as a bull musk-ox, is carrying off an obviously willing Eskimo Europa wearing mukluks and sealskin pants and a kuspuk (Parka cover) of polka-dot, rickrack trimmed cotton. When Zeus resumed his own form he put the bull in the sky.

Taurus people are reliable and practical. They are very strong willed and determined. They are warm-hearted, affectionate friends and lovers and their strong sense of values make them solid citizens in every sense of the word. They do love luxury and fine food and are very firmly attached to what is theirs though this does not interfere with their generosity.

Original price: $45.00