Monday, 21 December 2015
THE THREE HARES MYSTERY
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 of Three Hares has a lot of meaning. I wrote the poem about the mystery of this
Symbol and how it is thought to have been brought to England on the Silk Route or trade route from where it was first discovered in Buddhist caves in China dating back to 581AD. How its meaning is still a mystery but has been translated in many ways to fit various religious beliefs and how we find it continually fascinating.
I have painted the Hares to look as if they are spinning through time and space on their orbit to various parts of the world. The poem I have written to look as if it is on a ribbon of silk thus referring to the silk route. The moon I have painted to celebrate the wonderful Lunar Eclipse that we had at the time I was painting this picture and was lucky enough to see on the 27/28th of Sept 2015. The moon being a Supermoon at the time of the eclipse, this is one which is a full moon at its closest elliptical orbit to the earth making it look much larger and was also exceptional in appearing a beautiful red colour.
The background I have painted to look like the earth around the moon where the three hares have been travelling through space and time. In the sky I have painted all the constellations of the Zodiac star signs in white with all the other stars being in a pale blue.
This is my latest Three Hares oil painting, the original picture does not have the names of star signs written on it.