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The Easter Hare

Electra Costa

29 x 42 cm | 10 x 15 in

Subject: Animals
Tags: Children, Rabbit, Ominous, Illustrative

Original drawing in pencil, colouring pencil and pen on paper.

"'The Easter Hare' was inspired by a found vintage family photograph of two young children having their photo taken with the Easter Bunny."

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Electra Costa

Children scare easily, they see things adults cannot see. Electra Costa wants to find out why.  Are these spectres simply the product of young, over-active imaginations? Or have our older eyes trained themselves to ignore those things which we fear most?
It is hard to decide what might be more alarming; a giant rabbit, bear or bogeyman? Or some weirdo dressed as one? The same scene might trigger a nostalgic excitement in an adult sensibility, whilst painting a picture of perfect terror for a child less au fait with this retro aesthetic.

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