|The Great Hare by M. Catherine Newcomb|
In the artist statement for the piece, M. Catherine explains that "According to Algonquian myth, the Great Hare (Michabo) is considered to be the grandson of the moon and son of the west wind and is recognized as the animal demi-urge."
When M. Catherine was a young girl, about about the age of ten or eleven, she discovered that rabbits do in fact gather under the full moon. She had been walking in the woods in Quebec with her grandparents the morning after a full moon when they came upon their gathering place. This convinced her (and still does) that "something profound and mysterious is going on behind a veil of what we describe as real."
|CAFKA volunteers helping with the installation of M.C. Newcomb's work|
|Watering the rabbit|
Photos provided courtesy of M. Catherine Newcomb c2011