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peering jackrabbit

Peering Jackrabbit

© by teresamariedreams

artwork 7" x 7"
harmonogram and drawing
pen and color pencil on Bristol board
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The Mimbres people made drawings of the animals that inhabited their lands and that were a significant part of their lives. Rabbits were an important food source, especially when drought conditions caused crop failure. The rabbit was probably also important as a spirit animal because it was frequently drawn on Mimbres bowls, including funerary bowls. Here, I have drawn a rabbit hanging out in Mimbres territory, peering at something that has caught her attention. Might it be you, the viewer?

References

American Federation of Arts. 1983. Mimbres Pottery: Ancient Art of the American Southwest. New York (NY): Hudson Hills Press, Inc.

LeBlanc SA. 2004. Painted by a Distant Hand. Harvard University: Peabody Museum Press.