This week on Through the Lens, The Five-Year-Old visits “Not So Silent Spring” by Susan Angevin. Local readers can find the bunny sitting outside the Dedham Public Library at 43 Church Street.
Like so many of us, Susan Angevin balances her love of art with a day job–in Angevin’s case, as a non-profit consultant. Her artwork, which is mostly found in private collections, consists mainly of oil paintings inspired by poetry, nature, folks art, her travels, and what Angevin describes as the “stuff of daily life: a nuthatch, a dog, a chaotic landscape, a pastel-colored coastal village.”
Angevin’s love for the natural world around her shows clearly in her bunny, over which butterflies, geese, robins, catbirds, chickadees, mushrooms, herons, and owls frolic in a blue-green field.
According to her bio, Angevin hopes that her bunny inspires children to see and appreciate nature and the making of art. It’s working well for the Five-Year-Old, who broke out her Caterpickles Field Guild again after visiting Not So Silent Spring last week.
From the side.
From the other side.
From the back.
And your close-up.
And finally, The Bunny Eye-View.
Be sure to tune in next week, when The Five-Year-Old visits Jester by Liza Abelson.
Not So Silent Spring (c) 2012 Susan Angevin
Did you know that I’ve got a book out about the 2012 Dedham Public Art Project?
In addition to providing tips for viewing public art with kids ages 3-10, What’s That, Mom? offers much more detail on the 15 giant fiberglass rabbits featured in the 2012 Dedham Public Art Project, including a complete set of (higher quality) photographs, influences on their various designs, and several interviews with the local artists who painted the bunnies.
- Meet the Artists and their Rabbits (Dedham Shines)
- “Give Peace a Chance“: Susan Angevin’s Letter to the Editor in Support of the Peace Rabbit at Oakdale Square Common (Dedham Transcript)
- Through the Lens of The Five-Year-Old: The Dedham Public Art Project (Caterpickles)
- Book Review: In Season: A Natural History of the New England Year (Caterpickles)
- Online and iPhone-friendly Map to the Dedham Bunnies (everytrail.com)