During a recent Tentacle Team (Laughing Squid bloggers and Laughing Squid Web Hosting staff) company meet-up, we came across a bronze sculpture of three giant rabbits titled “Dancing Hares” at the Ballantrae park and community in Dublin, Ohio. It was created by London, England-based artist Sophie Ryder.
Sophie Ryder lives in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside where hares are a native and prolific species measuring 24″ when sitting with ears upright. She became enthralled with the hares annual spring courtship — standing erect and “boxing” each other for mates and territory; hence the phrase: “Mad as a March Hare.”
Inviting a sense of discovery for all to come and see, Ms. Ryder has embedded everyday household objects in the bronze sculpture encouraging “children” of all ages to seek and find these things.
Here is a 6-second Vine video showcasing the three rabbits:
photos and vine video by Scott Beale