June 24, 2013

the biggest rubber ducky in the entire world

...is currently floating in a harbor in Hong Kong.


or at least it was in May, when I first saw photos of this amazing sculpture. the artist is Florentijn Hofman, and according to his 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 mondial tensions as well as define them." he also commented that "the duck represents the union of people, saying 'we're one family and all the waters in the world is our global bathtub'". so far the ducky has been to Japan, France, Brazil, New Zealand, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Belgium. I think it would look quite in any of our harbors... Duluth perhaps?

(the artist's website is full of other really cool large scale projects... worth a look)

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