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U990.14.1060
Artist / Maker : Thomas, Roy
Title : Muskrat
Date (Execution) : 1980
Geographical Origin : Ontario, Canada
Cultural Group : Anishinaabe (Ojibwe)
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Image of muskrat swimming (left) and point its arms up towards the land (right).
Accession # : U990.14.1060
Width (cm) : 36.00
Height (cm) : 0.00
Depth (cm) : 29.50
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "Muskrats make their homes in beaver houses. It used to be that other animals called Muskrat lazy. Then once at the time of the big flood Muskrat swam to the bottom of the water and scooped up some mud bringing it to the surface from which he created land. This surprised the other animals and Muskrat gained respect because of his brave deed in saving the world." (statement provided by Pacific Editions)