Albrecht Dürer, Hare, 1502
This is a masterpiece, painted 510 years ago. The stillness, yet aliveness of the hare draw me in.
I never make haiku up, I write them direct from an observational moment in life. For me, this hare is the ultimate visual haiku; you couldn’t add to it in words for the last half a millenium, or the next.
Its eyes have a little fierceness to them, but it retains the hunted quality of a prey animal.
I wonder if, some days, I identify?