Friday, March 11, 2011

Black Rabbits Against Magic

Here's a submission from Jason Limon (no relation) for a new exhibition at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.  Over 100 artists are included and each one is an interpretation of the black rabbit Inlé , the anti-hero from the 1972 book Watership Down by Richard Adams.

According to Wikipedia:
"Inlé is a sinister phantom servant of the god Frith who appears in rabbit folklore. He is the rabbit equivalent of a grim reaper in human folklore, and similarly ensures all rabbits die at their predestined time. "Inlé" is the Lapine term for the moon or darkness".

Here's the poster:

I read and enjoyed the the book as a child despite its over religious symbolism and actually visited the hill in Hampshire, England where the story supposedly takes place although I remember hating the subsequent Disney movie version.  Here's another contribution from the wonderfully named Bob Dob.

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