Travel Theme: Letters about Funny Bunnies

Ailsa’s Travel Theme ‘Letters’, reminded me of my visit to the ‘Zulu-Lulu’ art shop at a place called ‘Piggly Wiggly’ with my sister in September.  There were many paintings and sculptures for sale, but these quirky little figures by talented Durban based ceramicist, Tracy-Jane Voss are what really caught my eye. Her first exhibition was called, “Some Bunny Loves You,” and here are three of those beautifully crafted bunnies, each with its own story to tell. I couldn’t resist taking photos, not only of the figures, but also of the explanation in words as to what characters they represented.

First there’s Ernie, who it would appear is not at all happily married.

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Then there is Miss Dee Lite who it would appear is no better than she should be, and has a tenuous connection to Ernie.

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Last of the three is Basil Bunny, Master Chef Extraordinaire.

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‘Letters’ are important, as without these notes on each piece, they would just be rather strange bunny sculptures, but now we know exactly what type of bunny each one is, and it’s anyone’s guess which real-life people inspired their creation. I sense the artist is a delightfully mischievous young lady.

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62 comments on “Travel Theme: Letters about Funny Bunnies

  1. hahahah! This so funny Sylvia! The artist really does sound very mischievous and full of humour. Adorable bunnies and stories. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of them. 😀

  2. This is too funny! I wonder if some people reading these letters recognize themselves, or someone they know who could fit the bunny profile 😊 mischievous indeed. And they’re cute too!

  3. I liked the creative way the artist helped the bunnies to become more unique. They “carry” papers. How ingenious, Sylvia. We used to go with our grandparents to a Piggly Wiggly but it was like a grocery store with nothing crafty sold there. I adore craft sales and have a collection of bunnies. Three in country dresses, one with a baby bunnies with a diaper. If you can wait till Easter, that may be when I post about them. 🙂 Have a lovely weekend, Sylvia. xo

    • I remember going to Piggly Wiggly grocery store when hubby and I were on a road trip through the Carolinas. I even have a photo of me standing outside it. 🙂 Maybe the South African company pinched the name because it’s cute. Your bunnies sound very sweet. I look forward to meeting them. 🙂

  4. The funny bunnies are interesting indeed. What they seem to be signifying are the various ways each individual winds up becoming in life. Such becoming being based on the process of socialization and the way the world occurs. An how that occurring influences the individuals thoughts and actions.

    Shakti

  5. Haha…seems we both have bunnies on our minds Sylvia 😀 Love these, what a wonderfully creative and mischievous art display, but I need to make sure that Ethel doesn’t get hold of Jim Bunnies ‘Rabbit Stew…’ book anytime soon 😉 xx

  6. Haha, a wonderful post, Sylvia. These bunnies are adorable, but the information adds an extra dimension. Where would we be without letters!
    PS Miss Dee Lite is wearing an interesting outfit. 😉

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