Fittingly, two of my bunnies were commissioned by La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, one of those Harvey hotels. One, named "Harvey" graces the hotel's bar; the other was a model for the cast bronze ones sold in the gift shop. I had previously made Colter-inspired bunnies for La Fonda in a 1998 project, "The Bunny rail", for the La Terrazza wing of the hotel, done in collaboration with Jim Pepperl.
Three of the bunnies were gate pulls. "Jack," the first of these 31, is 29" tall. The pair on the double gates are 16" tall.
The largest of my bunnies was 51" tall. He's holding a 16" diameter bird bath. He's powder coated to protect the iron from all the water and a moist environment close to Lake Michigan.
I created two 36" tall praying bunnies.
Two of them were created for gate whimsy.
The remainder of these were made as a 16" rabbit holding a 4" diameter bowl, reminiscent of Mary Colter's ashtrays.
Only one had a rusted and waxed finish; the rest were hand sanded and waxed. And only one had the copper bowl shown above. Photo of the rusted bunny is by Debra Williams.