Through the Lens of The Five-Year-Old: The Bunny at Endicott Library

The Five-Year-Old at Work (Photo: Shala Howell)

The fifth entry in The Five-Year-Old’s ongoing Photo Documentary series about the Dedham Shines Public Art Project.

This week on Through the Lens, The Five-Year-Old visits Ace the White Rabbit, by SarahJane Cassie. Local readers can find the bunny at Dedham Library, Endicott Branch on Mount Vernon Street.

When I asked Cassie why she had chosen this particular design, she replied that her entire family adores Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Her daughter has quite an extensive collection of Alice in Wonderland gear.

John Tenniel’s original illustration of the White Rabbit blowing a trumpet, drawn for the 1865 edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. (Image via Lenny’s Alice in Wonderland site, http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net)

“I liked the idea of a simple white rabbit hiding under all that regalia, like The White Rabbit in the story,” said Cassie. “After all, ‘ears and whiskers’ are an essential part of bunniness. My version has a lace collar as a nod to Tenniel’s vision, but in a modern twist he is able to support all suits.”

Cassie and her family aren’t the only ones who love Alice in Wonderland.

Although he had only been installed at the Endicott for a couple of days when The Five-Year-Old held her photo shoot, Ace was already a remarkably popular rabbit. At least ten people came up to view him during our photo shoot. Must be all that gold sparkling in the sun.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

From the side.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

From the other side.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

From the back.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

And your close-up.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

Be sure to tune in next week, when The Five-Year-Old visits Patch, by Iris Sonnenschein.

Ace the White Rabbit (c) 2012 SarahJane Cassie

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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