Sad Bunny Sculpture

Sad Bunny Sculpture

 

Sad Bunny, 2006
Recycled steel,

17.5″ H x 18″ W x 6″ D
Private Collection
Collaboration with Mya Smith

Sad Bunny is a collaboration I did with my daughter Mya, one of many sculptures we did this summer using her drawings and my welding and cutting chops.

If you look at the image below you’ll see what I think is the coolest feature of this piece: the bunny’s shadow has a totally different expression on his face… an angry, evil expression. Of course, you have to get the angle of the light just right to reproduce it, but I think it’s kind of a cool hidden allegory. Most of the mean people I’ve met in life were hurt themselves at some point (I mean, true enough to be trite, right?). But having the sad bunny’s shadow take on an evil persona is awesome. I should really build a lightbox around it that forces the shadow to the correct angle, but I like the piece as it stands.

 

Sad Bunny Sculpture and evil shadow