This gigantic white rabbit, the latest brainchild of one Florentijn Hofman, will make its public debut today during a festival in Taiwan. Hofman, the Dutch artist whom we have to thank for the giant rubber duck that awed humans in its whirlwind tour across Asia (and apparently for the concept of rubber ducks in general), said he drew inspiration from the Chinese legend of Chang’e and Jade Rabbit (Yutu).
The 25-meter-tall model was spotted propped up at an old aircraft hangar of the former Taoyuan Naval base during a preview of the Taoyuan Land Arts Festival earlier this week. The rabbit, made of waterproof paper, wood and styrofoam, was built to withstand sunshine and rain, but most likely wouldn’t be able to hold up in a typhoon.
The master of all things big, inflated and animal-like previously gave us this giant pink cat made of Jiangnan bamboo, which towered over visitors at Shanghai’s Century Park. And then of course there’s Hofman’s inflated ego.
We just hope the rabbit fairs better than his predecessors. God knows we can’t bear to see the carnage again.