The powerful Wintermaker, frigid force of severe Nature, approaches his adversary Shingebiss, a humble but persistent duck. Having tried to freeze and disable him, Wintermaker acknowledges that there is a power in the quiet persistence of a peaceful life. And they come to terms: Wintermaker agrees to go away for half the year, and that is why we have spring and summer.
From Shingebiss, An Ojibwe Legend, retold by Nancy Van Laan, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997.
Hand-printed multiple block print, 13 x 20 inches.