Barry Flanagan The Bowler, 1990 J Resort Hotel Lobby

"The Bowler" is a sculpture created by artist Barry Flanagan in 1990. It reflects Flanagan's fascination with the dynamic physicality of hares and their mythological associations with fecundity and rejuvenation.

The sculpture captures a hare in a poised and energetic moment, as if ready to make a vital move, emphasizing movement and vitality. Flanagan, known for his physical activity and love for sports like cricket, infuses the hare with human-like qualities, blending humor and popular culture references into his artwork. “The Bowler” is a prime example of Flanagan’s unique wit and playfulness in the realm of contemporary sculpture, showcasing the dynamic potential of bronze as a material. His hare sculptures have been widely appreciated for their exuberant energy and artistic expression.