Material: nephrite.

Height: 100 mm

The new sculpture in the “hare” gallery of the workshop presents an athletic image of the animal made of nephrite. The sculpture is made in a rather grotesque manner: a wide, strong neck, tense muscles, a foot as if clenched in a fist. The hare has taken a posture of wariness to demonstrate all the possibilities of its so developed muscle mass to the opponent, or to win the attention of the hare – often this process in nature is really similar to a boxing match. 

The animalistic miniature, contrary to the generally accepted idea from time immemorial that the hare is calm and timid, contains the natural strength and temperament, has an internal dynamics and decisive character, which can be seen in the sculptural plastic of its movements.