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Brother & Sister

Brother & Sister

Sabino Canyon by moonlight: On the banks of Sabino Creek, the sycamores are as white as ghosts. The young woman in this picture carries her brother in rabbit form – relating the image to folk tales told around the world (such as the German tale “Brother and Sister”) in which a young man crosses a stream three times, despite his sister’s warnings that this is breaking a taboo, and is turned into animal form. It takes women’s wisdom, sacrifice, and strength to win him back.

Oil paints on canvas paper, 15 x 20.



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