'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Friday, 30 March 2012

The Listening Hare

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.

The original of The Listening Hare has already sold, but the painting is available as a limited edition giclee print from my Galley Hill Art website.

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