Artwork Dimensions: 12 x 16 inches
Medium: Ink and Acrylic on 2" deep board
Year Created: 2014
Description: One of my favorite motifs, the hare and the moon symbol is an ancient one. In many cultures, hares are associated with the moon (we have the "man on the moon" in the West, whereas in many Eastern countries they have a "hare in the moon". ) In addition, there are a myriad of folktales on how the hare ended up on the moon. The hare in these stories is usually associated with sacrifice. In addition, the moon gazing hare is another popular motif (it was considered lucky to see a moon gazing hare). The rabbit or hare also symbolizes fertility and spring and is associated with the spring goddess (these tales later evolved into the more contemporary Easter bunny symbol).
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