Small Cog

Small Cog

Artist: Leslie Roth

Title: Small Cog

Attribution: Small Cog, 2020, Leslie Roth, photograph by Paul Rogers Photography

Year: 2021

Materials: Recycled foam board, canvas, yarn, wire, wood, staples/tacks, polymer clay

Dimensions: 12" x 6" x 10"

Image Statement: Muskrats are often perceived as nuisance animals, commonly trapped and killed, in spite of their worth to marshy waterways where they maintain open water by harvesting plants that they consume and use as building materials. I created Small Cog with a healthy dose of tenderness to invite consideration of this small yet important cog in marshes and liminal waterways.