'Treats' Acrylic on wood assemblage ©robinrkent

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rabbit Run

'Rabbit Run' wall assemblage
reclaimed lumber, house paint
The Easter bunny is caught in the crosshairs this holiday season. How interesting it didn't have any initial association with Christianity. (Its start was in pre-Christian fertility folklore.) But it couldn't outrun destiny and merged with the chocolate bunny. Do you bite off the ears first, too?
Nevertheless, this critter will be on people's minds a little longer. The next full moon is the Hare Moon (May 17, 2011).
The moon's symbol in Chinese tradition is - the rabbit. (The peacock represents the sun). Together they are the Yin (moon) and Yang. The rabbit (Yin) holds the magic and strength of the heavens. Look up on the next full moon night and take it in.
The Chinese Zodiac keeps it in the spotlight longer still. This is the year of the Hare, or Rabbit. A Hare (Rabbit) Year is supposed to nurture a time of calm, renewal, good taste and comfort. Can't we all use some of that?
I've used 'hare' or 'rabbit' interchangeably so far, but I've read you shouldn't confuse them. The difference being rabbits are born hairless and hares are born, well, you know. Hares also run faster and don't freeze in place when frightened. Not sure how well those bunnies would keep in the freezer then. Chocolate gets a coat of white on it if you do that. Called a sugar bloom.
At this time of year, with all this attention on them, I can imagine rabbits/hares/bunnies would like to be laying low about now (but that's for the chicken discussion).
Easter eggs also have a pagan background....

'Black Dotted White Chicken'
wall assemblage
antique barn board, electrical wire, dowels, house paint




10 comments:

Sandy Mastroni said...

LOVE LOVE the bunny
He's wonderful .... well done !!!!
Happy Easter Robin

Robin Kent said...

Thanks Sandy.
Happy Easter to you and yours too!

Carole said...

Which is cuter? The bunny! No wait the chicken! No...the bunny! No...the chicken!
Oh Robin they are both wonderful!

Robin Kent said...

Thank you Carole! I know I shouldn't pick favorites with the children...

mimi torchia boothby watercolors said...

omigoodness!! the bunny!! the chicken!!! you are a genius!

momamama said...

I love the bunny!

Robin Kent said...

Thanks to all you bunny lovers!

Anonymous said...

That rabbit is just stunning! Wow...

Robin Kent said...

Thank you, Anonymous. I appreciate it.

ArtPropelled said...

Your work is charming! Love the chicken especially.