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Rabbit Eating Seaweed II
  • Kenojuak Ashevak
    1927–2013
    born: Ikirasaq, Baffin Island, Northwest Territories (present-day Nunavut), Canada ; died: Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada ; active: Canada
  • Rabbit Eating Seaweed II, 1999
  • Where object was made: Cape Dorset (Kinngait), Nunavut, Canada
  • etching, aquatint
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 365 x 545 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 14 3/8 x 21 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 600 x 797 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 23 5/8 x 31 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 30 x 36 in
  • Gift of H. G. Jones in honor of Marynell Dyatt Reece
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0151
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Dark blue on gray background. Blue seaweed form takes up roughly the lower half of the image. Right and left ends of botanical form end in doglike heads with eyes picked out in white. These images draw from Inuit traditional drawing and painting. To UL a small creature (identified as a rabbit) nibbles on the seaweed form. Two chop marks at BL corner of sheet. Top has two abstract standing figures with upraised arms. Bottom has letters P and M with silhouette of intaglio press.