Hare-le-quin

Hare-le-quin by Pauline Beesley (1)

About the Hare

Portraying the rich fusion of conservation colours to represent diverse communities across the Cotswolds.
The design idea came from a teddy bear I was making using a harlequin fabric. I wanted to create something that would immediately make people smile and demonstrate that life is too short to take ourselves seriously.
We each have different aspects to our lives and personality. The mismatched triadic shapes depict our interrelationships between work, rest and play. The hare’s inherent shyness is contrasted by his bold ...
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Portraying the rich fusion of conservation colours to represent diverse communities across the Cotswolds.

The design idea came from a teddy bear I was making using a harlequin fabric. I wanted to create something that would immediately make people smile and demonstrate that life is too short to take ourselves seriously.

We each have different aspects to our lives and personality. The mismatched triadic shapes depict our interrelationships between work, rest and play. The hare’s inherent shyness is contrasted by his bold colouring.

The fictional character ‘harlequin’ is a comic, nimble and wily character, much the same as the wild and frenzied character of hares in the spring.

 

Artist

Pauline Beesley

Artist Biography

I am a psychotherapist and a college lecturer. In my spare time I enjoy making teddy bears and rag dolls. I would consider myself a crafter rather than an artist, but I like to experiment and stretch my imagination and learn new skills. I love country markets, National Trust houses, ...
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I am a psychotherapist and a college lecturer. In my spare time I enjoy making teddy bears and rag dolls. I would consider myself a crafter rather than an artist, but I like to experiment and stretch my imagination and learn new skills. I love country markets, National Trust houses, and traditional towns and villages.

Type/Style of Work: Abstract