Thursday, April 16, 2009

Quack Attack

Weird public art is awesome. Like this giant ducky by artist Florentijn Hofman! The title of the piece is "Rubber Duck" and it was floated in the Loire, in France in 2007.

From the artist's website:

"The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!"

I love artists who use exclamation points in happy ways!

Stuff like this makes me so happy. It's not pretentious or obnoxious. It surprises people in their daily lives and makes them reassess their world, sure, but it's also just so delightful. Hurrah for Florentijn!