OOS Sculpture

Hare on Ball and Claw

1990 / Barry Flanagan / Columbus

00983 Hare on Ball and Claw.jpg

Flanagan's interest in ancient art and thought systems as ways to access universal meaning led him to the image of the hare. He acknowledges the book "The Leaping Hare" by George Ewart Evans and David Thomson as a source of inspiration in which the authors discuss the Egyptian hieroglyph for the hare as a symbol of being. The hare under discussion stands in a claw and ball, a motif associated with English Furniture, mounted on a pyramid.

Location: Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St | Previous Location: previously inside the museum

County

: Franklin

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Citation

: Barry Flanagan, “Hare on Ball and Claw,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed December 6, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/983.

Title

Hare on Ball and Claw

Description

Flanagan's interest in ancient art and thought systems as ways to access universal meaning led him to the image of the hare. He acknowledges the book "The Leaping Hare" by George Ewart Evans and David Thomson as a source of inspiration in which the authors discuss the Egyptian hieroglyph for the hare as a symbol of being. The hare under discussion stands in a claw and ball, a motif associated with English Furniture, mounted on a pyramid.

Creator

Date

1990

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

983

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

previously inside the museum

Location Notes

Sculpture Garden

Location Site

Location Street

480 E Broad St

Location Type

Media Base Depth

45.5 inches

Media Sculpture Height

132 inches

Media Sculpture Width

48 inches

Media Sculpture Depth

36 inches

Media Base Height

32 inches

Media Base Width

43 inches

Installation Date

1997

Creation Date

1989

Materials

Inscription

Foundry mark located on lower left corner, back side