I asked her what she meant, and she said that she didn't know why, but it was an unnerving piece. She thought it might be the red eyes or the expression on its face, but there was something about it that just bothered her a little.
I didn't think much of it until I got to see it, and then I understood:
This is the strangest image of a rabbit that I have ever seen--and I'm not quite sure it is a rabbit, the body shape and facial structure look more like that of a hare. The eyes are made of dark red glass with a black "iris", clearly an attempt to create an albino appearance(and why use an albino rabbit for something like this? A real albino rabbit can be creepy to some people, a fake albino rabbit is creepy to most people.). They're a little small for the space they're supposed to fit in; and they bulge out enough to make the poor thing look quite odd; it might have been better had the artist painted them in instead.
The ear positioning is equally confounding; it's possible that the artist wanted to make a lop-eared rabbit, but the facial structure doesn't look very lop-ish. It almost looks like the poor thing is scared out of its mind and trying to hide from something--not exactly a pleasant image for a planter.
Then I got a look at it head-on:
Yeah, that's a face even a momma bunny would have a hard time loving. I can see how he would give someone the willies. At the moment, he's on my dining room table holding a potted orchid that I was given, but I'm thinking I may have to move him to my patio because he's a bit large for the table...and yes, he's just a wee bit creepy.