Multi plate linoprint by Sue Rowland
Varied editon of 6
image measures 45 x 45cm
Three hares in a circle is a symbol found in English church roof bosses in Devon but is also an ancient symbol, used across diverse religions and cultures, many centuries and many thousands of miles.
Hares in Pre Christian folklore are symbols of good luck, the
harvest, rebirth, love and the waxing and waning of the moon.
Hares were sometimes thought of as shape shifters or witches that could only be killed by shooting with a crooked sixpence.
Boudicca was even said to keep a hare in her tunic that was released before a battle with the Romans. The hare’s path was an omen for victory.