Jackrabbit with Kokopelli, acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10" ©lizamyers
Jackrabbit with Kokopelli, acrylic on canvas, 8″ x 10″ ©lizamyers

Jackrabbits are so interesting. I find their expressions to be quite human. They often remind me of a particular person. Kokopelli is the name of the flute-playing rabbit on the textured rock behind the rabbit.  His image is often found among petroglyphs on cliff walls and boulders throughout the southwestern US, sometimes as a human figure, but occasionally as a rabbit, bug or other animal.  Petroglyphs are images and symbols carved in stone. Kokopelli is said to be the "water bearer" or perhaps represent fertility. I see him as a mysterious wandering minstrel spreading joy.