The three hares
came running joined by their ears
Spun on the silk route from ancient times
With a secret meaning from a past belief
Their image translated in numerous ways
Steeped in history a symbol of mystery
Of love and eternity a hidden treasure
For us to discover
This painting and poem were inspired by the mystery surrounding this amazing ancient image of the Three Hares and how it is thought to have been brought over to England by traders using the Silk Route.
I have painted the Three Hares as if they were magically transported along the silk route floating through the night sky with their ears joined in the middle forming a triangle as they are depicted in nearly all the many Three Hares symbols that can be found from China to the many countries across the world where this image has been carved, painted and copied in many different ways.
The poem that I have written to go with this painting sits on a ribbon that I have painted to look like silk. There is a wonderful blood red full moon in the centre of the painting surrounded by stars which include all the twelve star sign constellations.
In this limited edition print of only 500 I have added the star signs in writing onto the night sky.
If you would like a print, please look at my websites, www.threeharesgalleryshop.co.uk
or the print section in www.devonsnatureinart.com