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Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Pale Rabbits and an Easter Jigsaw Puzzle

Of course this rabbit theme is just too much fun, and I will explore more and more as time goes by. Here are two images that were inspired by old stone rabbits which I found on my cell phone, photographed in Pretoria a year or so ago, even before I started using rabbits as my source material.

I simply called them "lapin 1" and "lapin 2". As soon as I had published the photos on Facebook, I had a sale and was told by many people that these paintings were more atmospheric and meaningful than my paintings of the Peter/Snowball family.

"lapin 1" Oil on Canvas 10" x 10"

"lapin 2" Oil on Canvas 10" x 10"

The symbolic meaning of "rabbit" is regeneration. Of life, of spirit and of the seasons .
 Thus it is a chosen symbol for Easter
You can buy this gift, made from my artwork from www.whiterock.co.za or find it on Facebook 

7 comments:

  1. I do so like these two stone rabbit pieces, Marie. I don't know that I would have come up with the word "atmospheric," but I think I get the sense of it in this piece.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry, I think Cathy Gatland sums the feeling up as "compelling". There is definitely some strange emotion here.

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  2. Ah, a clumsy word at best! For the lack of a better one! Thank you, once again for popping in!

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  3. Lapin 1 and 2 are quite strange and compelling Marie, not as cute as your other rabbits, but definitely interesting, I like them very much.

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  4. Thank you, Cathy. I could sense an underlying emotion that was difficult to pinpoint here. I was even thinking about something that is in a sense threatening, maybe as any faceless person would be?

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  5. Yes, perhaps a little threatening, but also a little lost and vulnerable, not being able to see...and especially in the top one, the marks around the figure suggest other senses in full use - listening, sniffing, ready to act.

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    1. I love your very insightful remarks, Cathy! These are things that I feel and try to express, but my vocabulary does not always suffice!

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