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U990.14.1093
Artist / Maker : Beaver, Rick
Title : The Guardians
Date (Execution) : July 1988
Geographical Origin : Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada
Cultural Group : Anishnaabe (Ojibwe), Mississauga
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Image of two swans looking right amongst marsh plants and grasses.
Accession # : U990.14.1093
Width (cm) : 43.00
Height (cm) : 65.90
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : Spellbound, not by bugling cadence Nor measured murmur of flexing pinions Sculpted by hasty departure. Through the reedy silence, fixed, You are held by the gaze of centuries. Cautious are the guardians Of Winter's quiet waters. In this latest 10-colour serigraph, Rick has portrayed the cautious gaze of trumpeter swans which he enjoyed observing this past season on their wintering grounds near his home on Vancouver Island. The image features individual highlights applied by the artist during the printing process. (Statement provided by Sweetgrass Studios)