Jeremy Fish says his bunny sculpture — the one that's stood for two years at the southwest corner of Haight and Laguna streets — is supposed to be both funny and creepy. The creepiness comes from the skull in the rabbit's mouth, and the ears that look like a snail's eyestalks. The humor? Well, that's easy. The rabbit is humongous and wildly pink, and it's surrounded by a wall of painted rabbits that are posing in unison, as if they're in a Broadway chorus line. Who wouldn't be amused by that? In fact, vandals have repeatedly tagged the sculpture and thrown paint on it, and several months ago, in the alcove behind the protuberant rabbit, someone started a fire. Now, the bunny's head and left eye are distorted. But Fish, who used to live in the lower Haight and now resides in North Beach, has faith that neighbors in his former neighborhood will make sure his street art survives. From the start, neighbors adopted his... More >>>
Photograph by Mike Koozmin
Jeremy Fish's bunnies have been trashed and burned, but retain the charm only a skull-eating rabbit can have.