One-eyed Jack, Painted steel, 26’ x 16’ x 12’, Scottsdale, AZ, 2018.
One-eyed Jack is a symbol of rebirth, and like Lewis Carroll’s fictional White Rabbit, it beckons us to make the leap into Wonderland.
Historically, rabbits are associated with reproduction. They symbolize fertility, transformation, intuition, the power of listening.
Joseph Beuys, who often found a place for a rabbit in his works, sees it as symbolizing resurrection. He stated that the rabbit "... has a direct relationship to birth ... For me, the rabbit is the symbol of incarnation. He buries himself in the ground. He incarnates himself in the earth, and that alone is important.”