In many mythic traditions, hares were archetypal symbols of femininity, associated with the lunar cycle, fertility, longevity, and rebirth
Many cultures see a rabbit in the moon’s surface craters and markings. In Asian myth, the hare is seen with a mortar and pestle grinding the elixir of immortality. The lunar hare is mythically linked to Chinese goddess Chang-O and Mayan Goddess Ixchel, as well as the Celtic Eostre.
In one oft told tale – a rabbit, with nothing else to offer a hungry, weary Buddha, jumps into a fire, cooking himself for the deity . Out of gratitude for the sacrifice, and for eternal safekeeping – Buddha placed the rabbit in the moon. This same story is retold with the Hindu god Indra and the Aztec god Quetzacoatl!
My tiles are original designs, often with a mythological or art historical reference. I sculpt and carve the original in clay and make a plaster press mold. Having a mold allows me to streamline the process and reproduce my design in multiples. Each one is hand painted with a variety of glazes and underglazes; each one is unique. They are ready to hang, bringing a little myth and symbolism to your everyday.
Prices range from $30-50. Please contact me for availability, or custom orders.