Rabbits, 2012 by John Gordon Gauld, Gold Series
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“The cast resin bunny heads are imagery taken from my paintings. The motif is at once a
representation of nature and depiction of the man-made object. My interest in the imagery
lies in its symbolism. The rabbit represents creation and new beginnings. As well as being
one of the Chinese zodiac signs, it features prominently in Native American mythology
where it is called Nanabozho. Growing up I had several rabbits. When I was about 5 years
old I was playing on the jungle gym with my friend Ari. My rabbit was hopping around in
the grass underneath us when Ari fell off and crushed him. The bunny survived a few hours
but died later from internal bleeding while trying to eat a piece of lettuce.”
—John Gordonn Gauld
- Resin, metal leaf, enamel
- Gold with copper flood line: Edition of 15, Black: Edition of 20, Gold: Edition of 50
- 7" tall x 3 1/4" wide x 4" deep
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
John Gordon Gauld
John Gordon Gauld lives and works in New York. He has a BFA from the Rhode Island
School of Design. Gauld’s work primarily consists of genre scenes which represent
everyday life, still lives, and the human figure, as well as depictions of the natural world.
His work shows a wide range of influences including Renaissance art and pop culture; and
his images are often satirical or allegorical, and frequently juxtapose natural objects with
those that are manmade in imitation of nature. He is known for employing unique and
delicate materials such as plaster, silverpoint, and egg tempera. Gauld has been included
in many New York group exhibitions and has worked with Bergdorf Goodman since 1998
creating large paintings for the store’s renowned window displays. These works are
included in the recent book Windows at Bergdorf Goodman published by Assouline,