3793 – Moosekoka

3793 – Moosekoka

Acrylic on Canvas Board, 6 x 8 inches, unframed


The moose is a Canadian symbol that represents the country’s native wildlife. Moose is derived from the Algonquin word mooswa, meaning “twig-eater.” In Ojibwe and Cree traditions, moose are symbols of endurance and survival. In Wabanaki folklore of northern New England and the Maritimes, some legends say that Moose was once a monster who was defeated by the culture hero Glooskap. Moose are also used as clan animals in some Native American cultures.

Moosekoka was commissioned as a gift for a visitor from Ireland. The purchaser chose the name MOOSEKOKA to reference her home in Muskoka where Moose are abundant, if elusive.

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