25 April 2008

The Gothic Hare

I finished this image this evening so I thought I would share it with you. I have added a link to this post to http://www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/rrRabbits.html. They can explain the sybmolism, mythology and folklore associated with the beautiful hare. Visit this wonderful website has there are some interesting interpretations on the theme of the hare.

One interpretation by Carl Jung (Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious) in his theory the "hare" symbolises the archetype (universal images) of the "mother". A Cornish (my part of the world) superstition says a young girl who dies after being abandoned by her lover will turn into a white hare in order to pursue her faithless love. The hare is associated with the cycle of life, birth, time and ultimately death. My interpretation is to do with expectations (no pun intended) birth and fertility. I hope you like it.

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