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Three Hares Chase the Moon

Original is available for sale.
TO PURCHASE: Email Lynnette.

DETAILS:
Price: $1200. Shipping available.
Artwork Dimensions: 20 x 20 inches
Medium: mixed media on wood panel
Year Created: 2013

Additional Details: The Three Hares symbol is an ancient symbol that researchers believe originated in the orient and then traveled to the rest of Eurasia via trading routes. It is used as an architectural motif, a religious symbol and a visual puzzle.

It is a symbol that has been adopted by Christian, Buddhist, Jewish and Islamic religions and cultures; it's meaning may change depending on which country it is used in. Various interpretations of the symbol include a visual representation of "to be" by Buddhists, for the Jewish it is a representation of the Diaspora, while in Christian cultures it's often seen as a symbol of the trinity or the Virgin Mary (rabbits were originally believed to be hermaphrodites, and reproduced without sex, thus making them a symbol of purity). The symbol is also another version of a triskelle, which, to the pagan celts, represented the triple goddess. The Three Hares symbol is also seen as a fertility symbol amongst pagan religions.

Lastly, the symbol is also a visual puzzle: all three rabbits have two sets of ears, but they also share one ear with each other. Some researchers believe it's popularity as a symbol may be traced back to it's popularity as a puzzle; it became a sort of meme of it's time, and became an adornment / decorative element in architectural design.

For more on the Three Hares symbol, please look at the following articles online:

Three Hares on Wikipedia
The Three Hares Project
ThreeHares.net

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art by lynnette shelley





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