Giant Sunbathing Hare Relaxes in Russia

This relaxed hare makes me want to take a nap! Artist Florentijn Hofman, famous for his giant rubber duck, is back with another huge art installation. Sunbathing Hare currently lays on Hare Island near the St. Peter and St. Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia. Impressively, it's 15 meters long by 8 meters wide and 2.5 meters high. The sculpture is covered in thin wooden plywood strips which are painted, on their sides, in four colors – pink, orange, green and grey – and then assembled using screws, nails and staples.

Created for a Russian public arts program, The Netherlands Bilateral Year 2013, the giant wooden sculpture smiles happily as people of all ages come to play alongside it. The hare is scheduled to stay on Hare Island until October 13. Love whimsical art like this!

Florentijn Hofman on Facebook
Photo credits: [Zagarayuschiy Zayats], [Dmitry Lovetsky]

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