Thursday, September 8, 2011

soft, friendly&suitable for all ages.

Florentijn Hofman is definitely not an average gallery-exhibited artist. He likes to pick different spots and different materials for his amazing installations which interact with the environments in which they are put. This Dutch artist has a strong wish to amaze and to make life little more fun.

His latest work is The Big Yellow Rabbit - a 13 meters high sculpture of a cuddly toy,  in Örebro, Sweden.

I have a special place in my heart for some of his previous projects such as The Fat Monkey- a giant monkey made entirely out of flip flops. The sculpture was made during the Pixel-Show Festival in Sao Paolo last year and flip flops represent 10 000 pixels.

And my ultimate favorite Florentijn's project is The Rubber Duck which traveled the world and as an artist says "knows no frontiers".

The Rubber Duck, Osaka

The Rubber Duck, Auckland

The Rubber Duck, Nürnberg

And I need to quote the artist on this again:

"The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!  ^ ^


  1. just lOOk @ duckY