I went with the first title and I got kind of carried away and made two. I love the idea of the whole mad thing and trying to evoke it in a piece of art. So here are two hares and each one has a mad streak.
They are both made of ceramic and then glazed with iron oxide on the bodies and a little black, pink and clear where needed and fired in my ceramic kiln. I used small brass pins to tack some quilted red satin to a piece of wood, a "padded room" for my characters.
I made the conventional one first and then I made the second one using a knife to cut small slabs off my block of clay and attached them as is to give it a particularly crazy look. You all can vote and help me decide which one to send in when the time comes.
I feel kind of mad myself right now as I contemplate packing for Artfest. I know it will get done. I just have to start.