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The Loons (1992)

Wood Engraving
Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 25
Edition of Artist Proofs: 2

Book edition: 5

Paper type: Rives BFK white
Print size: 8" x 9"
Image size: 5" x 6"

Hand pulled by the artist from the original endgrain maple block on an Ettan etching press at Sitka, Alaska, March, 1992.

An Athabascan folk tale about a family of loons. The father was injured and his tail fell off. When he came home his oldest son said "Where is father's tail?" The father loon was so annoyed he killed his son. The second son asked the same question and met the same fate. The mother loon warned the last child to ask no questions and she didn't. That's why loons raise only one child.

Original price: $60.00