Aries

Russell Yuristy

BIRTH YEAR 1936
BIRTH PLACE Goodeve, Saskatchewan
MEDIUM Ink on cardstock
DATE 1971
DIMENSIONS 72.4cm x 57.3cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2020.13.02
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of the artist, 2020
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A black and white drawing playing with astrology themes. It presents the side view of boat with ram feet and a bow shaped as an animal head. Several animal silhouettes are illustrated on the side of the boat. Sitting on top of the boat, a face with curvy horns, a curly beard, and a tiny tongue sticking out On its head sits the word ''Aries''. The figure illustrates a ram and serves as the cockpit. A man with a hat, holding a pistol with cowboy boots, is sitting beside the ram head, looking into the distance. The playful scene is set on a white background.

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