Hop Art A Hare Over 200 Feet

When quantifying cuteness, a good rule of thumb is that the smaller things get, the cuter they become (angora rabbits excluded, obviously).

Think Pink

Think Pink

Erected on the side of the Colletto Fava mountain in Italy, the Artesina Hare (pictured above) poses an interesting challenge to this axiom. The 200-foot-long, 20-foot-high pink bunny is so massive it can be spotted from space, but its casual, floppy, and prostate orientation elicits the same ‘awww’-inducing feeling as the tiniest baby rabbit.

Gelitin, the Viennese art collective responsible for designing said installation (some five years in the making!), jest on their site that the rabbit was “knitted by dozens of grannies out of pink wool”.

Stuffed with hay (and the hint of a whimsically subversive agenda), the piece was actually conceived as an exploration of decay, decomposition, and the consumer-product lifecycle, all of which belie the rabbit’s cute and childlike-assocations.

Embedded below are three more snaps that provide additional scale and detail:

Think Pink (Redux)

Think Pink (Redux)

Given the artistic vision described above, the piece will sit unsheltered in its current location thru 2025, frays and all.

Snow Bunny

Snow Bunny

Visitors are welcome, nay encouraged, to explore its contours and climb the features.

Scampering hare and there.

Scampering hare and there.

If you can’t hop on a plane to Italy to visit this delightful pink mega-rabbit, you can always keep track of it via satellite on Google Maps.

Like our slippers? Follow us on Facebook!

Questions? Complaints? Tips? Contact us: sarah [at] venderagroup.com

Be Sociable, Share!
This entry was posted in Amazing Animals, Celebrity Bunnies, Famous Rabbits, Hop Art. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Hop Art A Hare Over 200 Feet

  1. Pingback: Steel Hares Won’t Eat Your Vegetable Plants: The Art Of Peter McLisky | From Hop to Pop

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>