The Autumn Empress


Limited Edition Print

This print is printed with 100% archival quality inks on matte, cotton rag paper, similar to the paper used in the original drawing. Each print is hand-signed on the back along with the print edition number, title of the work, and a stamp of authenticity.

Please know that this print is 6x12 inches. You may need to order a frame, as this is not a standard size. (My recommendation: the online store Art to Frames has frames available in any size, with a wide range of price points).


Story Behind the Drawing

In the Blue Ridge Mountains, white-tailed deer celebrate the Autumn Equinox with the Feather Crowning Ceremony. The ceremony, held in late September, begins with a potluck dinner. Each family brings their favorite homemade food — berry pies, nut breads, and leafy salads. After dinner, one doe is crowned the “Autumn Empress,” an honorary title for a female deer who worked hard to help the ceremony come together. The Empress is crowned with a feather headdress, complete with beads and sunflowers. Finally, the deer finish off the evening with a dance around the campfire.