Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Watership Down - not just cute bunnies..

Watership Down, written by Richard Allen, is a story about group of rabbits trying to find a home. "Watership Down may be treated as an allegory. Thus, the trials and triumphs of Hazel and his comrades mirror the timeless struggles between tyranny and freedom, reason and blind emotion, and the individual and the corporate state. Similarly, each rabbit combines in his or her personality many of the virtues and vices that make humans so complex—and interesting. Despite the almost constant tension that permeates the book, Watership Down reaffirms the positive evolution of human society, and at its conclusion, right predictably triumphs over might." (Masterplots II: Juvenile and Young Adult Fiction Series, Magill, 1991)

INLE, 100 Artists Interpret the Anti-hero of Richard Adam’s Watership Down is on view at Los Angeles’s Gallery 1988 Melrose. The following are a few picks from about 120 original works:

Christian Rexx Van Minnen

Dan May

Jen Lobo

Jeremy Fish

Josh Keyes

Mike Stilkey

Shawn Barber

Tony Curran

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