After a busy morning of tidying and eating, a little white rabbit relaxes and begins reading the local newspaper.
Inside she finds an advert for the local Easter Art Festival.
“THIS WEEKEND, DO NOT MISS!
THERE WILL BE A PARADE WITH OUR TOWN’S MOST PRIZED EASTER EGG AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH, WE’VE OPENED A COMPETITION FOR YOU TO ENTER A PIECE TO GO IN THE PARADE!
Brief: What does Easter mean to you?
JUDGING TAKES PLACE THIS FRIDAY AT 10AM”
That’s tomorrow! The Rabbit realises.
She looks around her home. With little to inspire her, she hops to the local woods for inspiration
Along a windy path with tall trees spread out on either side, sunlight pierces through from gaps to the right, giving the rabbit a different view of the woods, and nature all together.
Around the rabbit, twigs fall and snap, bushes rustle with the sweep of the wind, and birdsongs fill the woods in harmony
The rabbit looks to the right, in a tree, rest a small flock of birds
In the middle of the two sunbathing birds, one bird can be seen feeding chicks.
The excited chicks tweet and stretch their beaks out, eager for more food.
An impatient chick pushes forward and knocks a loose twig from the nest, falling gracefully to the ground.
It is there that the rabbit sees something that sparks inspiration, and moments later, rushes back home.
As the moon comes out over a clear night sky, the rabbit continues working through the night.
At the judging event, a crane inspects every inch of the artworks. In some cases, even inside them…
As the crane moves onto the last entry, it sees a small sculpture.
It’s a small but tall sculpture of a purple flower. The flower head hangs down and open.
The judge asks “why did you choose a flower?”
The rabbit replies that it represents life.
That when the flower opens and the seeds fall, new life is born, similar to that of an Easter Egg.
Moved by the rabbit’s words, the crane makes it’s decision.
The Pink Hut, near Cartmel, Lancashire by Margaret Nicholls
Accession no. D.1928.2
On the day of the parade, the sun shines over the town bathing the area in a warm Spring glow.
As the floats make their way through the town, all eyes are drawn to the central float.
It is there that sits the town’s beloved Easter egg, along with a new entry. The sculpture of a purple flower.
Thank you for listening.