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Tufted Puffin (1983)

Stone Lithograph – four color
Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 100
Edition of Artist Proofs: 10

In addition, the following proofs and impressions were produced:

2 Printer's proofs
1 Bon à tirer proof (destroyed)
4 Hors de commerce proofs

Paper type: Rives BFK gray, all rag, mould made, neutral pH
Print size: 14" x 17"
Image size: 10 ¾" x 15 ⅞"

Printing date: May, 1983. Hand pulled by master printer Kent Lovelace at Stone Press Gallery, 91 Yesler Way, Seattle, Washington.

This puffin is all dressed up to go courting. He will lose his plumes when it is time to raise a family. Puffins are sociable little creatures and live in colonies where they make burrow-like nests in sandy or rocky cliffs. They are expert swimmers and divers and subsist on live fish which they catch in the water. Their wings are stubby and they seem barely able to fly. Tufted puffins are found along the coast from Kotzebue Sound in Alaska all the way to Baja California.

Original price: $125.00