The Listening Hare
© Sue Wookey
Here is a new painting for all you hare lovers (and I know that there are a lot of us!). The Listening Hare developed from a simple painting of a hare with the moon to a piece about the value of quietness and listening to the subtle flow of life all around us. Hares are always so alert, paying attention to the smallest sound and movement. I wanted to capture that alertness and also those moments of complete stillness which come between bursts of activity.
I've painted it as a companion piece to my Moon Horse (like the Moon Horse you can almost see the harvest moon shining through the hare's ears) and have put in a little hill figure of a hare. The words around the border were written by me to reflect the meaning of the painting:
Love silence and listen, as the hare does, to the quiet reaching upwards of the grass and the drum of the full moon rolling over the round hill.