HIGH PLAINS DRIFTERS

Submitted by Djean Jawrunner

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Client: MUSEUM of INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART

Location: Santa Fe, NM, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $6,500

Project Team

Client

Aurelia Gomez

Museum of International Folk Art

Artist

Djean Jawrunner

Public Art Agent

Naomi Gibbons

New Mexico Arts

Overview

This is a twenty piece series of individual, life size, Bronze Jack Rabbits. They range in size from 17″ tall by 8″ wide by 13″ deep to 8″ tall by 6″ wide by 13″ deep. They can be purchased by the number needed.

Goals

These Bronze Jack Rabbits were commissioned to be displayed in the garden near the front entrance of The Museum of International Folk Art. the Museum prides itself on viewers' needs to carefully view the exhibitions as there are so many rich items in each display. Life size Rabbits were a perfect choice for the entrance to prepare the viewers for the rich treat awaiting!

Additional Information

Hares have the reputation of being soft, gentle, timid candy deliverers. The reality is that they are aggressive, determined, intelligent soldiers in a never ending campaign for survival, territory and dominance. Ask our past president, Jimmy Carter, about the attack he suffered when he was in office. Jacks appear awkward as they hop about until a burst of speed reveals the coiled steel reflexive snap that sends their bodies into hyper extension and contraction. To see a jack running is to see perfection in performance. Being low on the food chain, they fully understand the fight or flight syndrome.