Street artists like Banksy and Space Invader have been playing with city dwellers for years, placing their work strategically for maximum impact. In fact, artists around the globe are constantly integrating their artwork into the landscape in unexpected ways. Working in large and small scale, the techniques and scope of work differ, but one thing they all have in common is their clever use of space.
On May 2nd, Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s huge inflatable sculpture, called Rubber Duck, will officially debut, sailing into Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. Already, it’s been causing quite a stir as curious locals have watched it inflate in a shipyard in Tsing Yi. Hofman’s famous duck has floated in waters around the world, in cities like Sydney, Osaka, and Sao Paolo, but this is the very first time it has ever been in Hong Kong.
The biggest floating duck in the world, at 16.5 meters high, the happiness-inducing sculpture will be bobbing through Hong Kong’s waters for only a limited time – May 2 to June 9. Wouldn’t you love to see this in person?
"My sculptures cause an uproar, astonishment and put a smile on your face,” says the artist. “They give people a break from their daily routines. Passers-by stop in front of them and enter into conversation with other spectators. People are making contact with each other again.”