Happy Easter! However, it wasn't the Easter Bunny that I found in Central Park's Upper East Side (at 74th Street) last month. Rather, it was the hectic Hare from Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland." He's running late for a tea party, not an egg-hunt.
The sculpture was made by Jose de Creeft in 1959, commissioned by philantrophist George Delacorte in honor of his wife, Margarita.
Here's Alice and her cat Dinah.
The Mad Hatter.
The cunning Cheshire Cat.
Lewis Carroll was a mathematician in real life,whose knack for numbers showed in the way he made his words rhyme. If you've seen the Tim Burton movie, you'll hear the poem above recited by the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) in the Tea Party scene.
I wanted to fall into Lewis Carroll's rabbit-hole of rhymes so I bought a cheap paperback of "Alice in Wonderland." I doubt there's ever a need for a basement dehumidifier down there, though.