Sky Woman #8/100
Artist: Dale DeArmond
Title: Eskimo Legend
Edition: #: 8/100
Medium: Stone Lithograph
Image size: 11" x 13 1/2"
Paper: Archival quality 15" x 20”
Note: 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 located 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.