Skip to comments.South Africa: Rabbit Discovered in Mandela Statue
Posted on 01/22/2014 1:29:03 PM PST by nickcarraway
A rabbit hidden in the newly erected Nelson Mandela statue at the Union Buildings had the department of arts and culture baffled, Beeld newspaper reported on Saturday.
The sculptors of the nine metre bronze-plated statue, Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, secretly added the rabbit to the work, according to the report.
The duo told the newspaper the rabbit was a "small trademark" of their work after the department did not allow them to engrave their signatures on the statue trousers.
They said it also represented the tight deadline they were working under as rabbit in Afrikaans "haas" also meant haste.
"The time factor was big and at times we had to work hard," Prinsloo said.
Prinsloo said the "small symbol" was hidden in the ear and it did not take anything away from the statue.
"You need a long lens or binoculars to see it," he said.
"During the moulding process a lot of people had seen the statue up close and nobody noticed it."
Department spokesman Mack Lewele told the newspaper he was not aware of the addition to the statue and it would investigate the matter.
"We can't comment until we have seen it with our own eyes," Lewele said.
Lewele did not say whether the department would consider removing the rabbit.
“You have a rabbit in your ear”
“What did you say? I didn’t hear that”
“I WARNED you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no, you KNEW, didn’t you? Oh, it’s just a harmless little BUNNY isn’t it?”
Is it a white rabbit?
At least it wasn’t a gerbil. :P
***the rabbit was a “small trademark” of their work***
Kind of like the hammer and sickle on the Kennedy dollar(actually a Q and R on top of each other).
Was it wearing a burning tire necklace ?
It’s the rabbit of the Illuminati! It’s the end of the world. The end of the world! The rabbit of the Illuminati! Illuminati! Rabbit...
oh, wait, that was the Owl of the Illuminati.
Gigantic statues - the hallmark of despots since time immemorial.
Why remove it? After all, Mandela was up in his years, wouldn't it be fair to say that Mandela had hares in his ears?