The Story Behind the Painting: For Those Who Don’t Know Jack
For Those Who Don’t Know Jack
“For Those Who Don’t Know Jack” is a painting that finds its roots in vulnerability.
The White Tailed Jackrabbit (which is actually a hare) changes color each year from brown in summer to white in winter. While this greatly improves survival chances in summer and winter—the periods when the change is complete—the time of transition is one of nervousness and caution with the hare constantly on the move. There is no safe place because the transition means the loss of protective coloring. With nowhere to hide, danger abounds. Sometimes life feels this way. We find ourselves between places, not quite here but not quite there either. Staying focused and alert allows us to celebrate the transitions life brings and find enjoyment and inspiration on the journey.