The Blue Hare Is Missing! Please Help Us Return It to the Minotaur!
Tuesday July 6th, 2010
Crazy, weird, sad news… but the Blue Hare has been stolen again!
And we’re asking for your help in facilitating its safe return.
The Blue Hare is a part of a sculpture called the Minotaur and Hare created by renowned sculptor, Sophie Ryder, and installed at the entrance to the hedge maze at Van Dusen Gardens as part of the Vancouver Biennale.
Minotaur and Hare is a twisted and wrapped anthropomorphic sculpture made of galvanized wire standing on a ceramic base might at first seem a whimsical love story; but according to ancient folklore the two are incompatible opposites.
In Greek mythology the Minotaur, often portrayed as part man and part bull, is a figure of courage and terror, while the Hare symbolizes fertility, agility, and bravery.
British sculptor, Sophie Ryder, recently flew to Vancouver to re-install a replacement hare after an earlier theft from the 10ft wire sculpture.
The work has been installed at Van Dusen Garden since 2009.
The hare is an integral part of the art work, severely impacting its value. We are seeking your support in the return of the lost blue hare.
If you have any information please contact any of the following:
Vancouver Biennale: 604 682 1289
Van Dusen Garden: 604 878 9274
Vancouver Police: 604 717 3321.