Big Bunny Girl

  • Eugene Ballet Academy – Eugene, OR
  • 76″ H x 18″ W x 26″ D
  • Cast Bronze, Concrete
  • 2023
Big Bunny Girl by Ellen Tykeson

The sculpture, “Big Bunny Girl” was designed for the Eugene Ballet Academy, the educational branch of Oregon’s renown Eugene Ballet.

Play and imagination are cornerstones of a child’s development and becoming a ballerina is the stuff of many a young dancer’s dreams. Such dreams can plant the seed for a profession or foster a lifetime of appreciation for the dance. I hoped to suggest the magic of imagination and its close relationship with the mysterious and beautiful narrative power of the ballet.

The young dancer stands on a spiraling dome with raised lettering reading, “and it was made so … Dancing, they were lifted, carried by the wind of dreams”.