Friday, March 11, 2011
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.
Posted by J. Lemon at 2:08 PM