Rarest Riverine Rabbit
Word-webs and word –images are precarious symbols of transition. We need the image to evoke emotion and language to bring the direct experience to consciousness.
The imponderable mystery of the marriage of image and word leads to the intermingling and colliding of mind, soul and spirit….that is when we suddenly change…it is just a little jump to the left…and things will never be the same…
In Rarest Riverine Rabbit, Dr Louisa Punt-Fouché leads us with words and images past the gates of everyday forgetting to meet and rediscover the almost extinct Riverine Rabbit on a farm in the Swartberg Mountains in the Karoo region of South Africa. She carefully weaves a story with words and images that stirs awareness about the plight of the Riverine Rabbit in her quest to aid its conservation. She has taught and practiced psychology for over 30 years, is a Jungian scholar, artist, writer and custodian and guardian of animals.
These illustrations in Rarest Riverine Rabbit, lead us with words and images past the gates of everyday forgetting to meet and rediscover the almost extinct Riverine Rabbit on a farm in the Swartberg Mountains in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is woven with words and images that stirs awareness about the plight of the Riverine Rabbit in a quest to aid its conservation.
there once was a soft
and gentle path
meandering through the mountain
it crossed the riverbed many times –
then a man came along
who sang another song -
he wanted a big road
for his fancy abode
woe! the rare riverine rabbit cried
our home, our life denied.
the monster machine chewed the riverbanks
and gobbled the mountainside
they fled and fought for their lives –
although almost everyone died
Rarest Riverine Rabbit of the Karoo.
Publishing and Book Production by Christel Foord. Printed and bound, RSA Litho, Goodwood, 7460. 2017. ISBN 978-0-620-74079-1
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