Here Hare Not Here
Oil on canvas 82" x 34" (2009)
Nirvana for a dearly departed pet; the title is a riff on the Zen quote “To see the hill as a hill, to see the hill not as a hill, to see the hill still as a hill” and “Here, Hare Here” from Withnail and I. That is to say, I’m not sure if death is part of a continuum, or if it’s “nail on the coffin”, that’s all folks.
清明上河兔，2009，布面油畫，82" x 34"
為離世寵物畫的仙境。英文名稱是禪語「看山是山，看山不是山，看山還是山。」混合電影《Withnail and I》中的一句「兔釘在此」。也就是說，我不知道是生死循環，周而復始；或是截鐵斬釘，死了就沒了。