The Biggest Pink Bunny EVER!

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“A 200-foot-long knitted and stuffed toy rabbit presently lies on the side of the 5,000 foot high Colletto Fava mountain in northern Italy’s Piedmont region”. This definitely caught my attention!

Apparently, a controversial Viennese art group, Gelitin, has erected a giant pink rabbit on the side of an Italian mountainside where they plan for it to stay until 2025. Here is a Google satellite photograph of the bunny.

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According to Gelitin group member Wolfgang Gantner the bunny was “knitted by dozens of grannies out of pink wool” and is “supposed to make you feel small, like a daisy.” The artists added that they “want people to scale the rabbit’s sides and fall asleep on its stomach”. Apparently the intent of the project was to make climbers smile and provide them somewhere to lay back and relax.

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Gelatin members insist that the bunny is not just for walking around and that they are expecting hikers to climb its 20 foot sides and relax on its belly. Livestock are apparently urged to not eat the bunny as it is constructed out of straw-stuffed fabric. Hello?! Anyone worked out yet that animals love hay and last time I checked, they didn’t really understand the engliash command of “please don’t eat our bunny”.

The Artist’s statement can be read here.

Whilst the intention is for the rabbit to remain on the mountain until 2025, it’s not clear if it’s expected to have disintegrated by then or if that’s the date certain for its deconstruction by Gelitin. That wool-straw-rain combo sounds like it a) will be hard-pressed to last for proposed 20 years and b) will become really smelly / squelchy and less and less appealing to climb up and rest on. But that is just my take on the Hare.

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Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the big pink bunny, as seen in the image above, is that whilst it appears to be a giant children’s toy at first glance, on closer inspection, it looks more like a nasty sky-diving accident complete with alarmed look on face, mouth ajar and torso split with entrails lying beside our unlucky bunny. Reminded me a bit of this shocker (I am an animal lover and that is why I will simply link to this image and would never post it on my site!).

14 comments:

  1. MUMSIE, 27. April 2007, 19:17
     

    Bunnies are pretty happy animals….not squelched and splattered all over with a contorted face.
    MAYBE A PINK ELLIE WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. !!!!

     
  2. Design Enterprise » Blog Archive » Talking Designs (Pingback), 17. July 2007, 21:24
     

    [...] The Biggest Pink Bunny Sometimes it might not be the best for you to create the most conceptual or visually appealing work, but these art group decided to take their skills up towards a 5,000 feet bunny. [...]

     
  3. Gabster, 7. August 2007, 14:10
     

    why would anyone want to make a huge pink bunnie?????????

     
  4. Fran, 11. August 2007, 1:19
     

    oh my gosh! this is soo kool! i want one!! hehe

     
  5. ashley, 12. September 2007, 16:43
     

    a cute little kitty would be better

     
  6. Heather, 21. September 2007, 2:49
     

    That is so cool i wanna make one when i get older so save some stuffing for me and some thread!!!!!!!! yay me!!!!!!! muhahahahahahahahah!!! muhahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  7. HEATHER, RACHEL,AND HOLLY, 21. September 2007, 2:51
     

    PRETTY BUNNY’S…… SOOOOOOOOO PINK!!!!!!!!

     
  8. sky, 26. September 2007, 23:35
     

    dat is one big bunny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  9. guamelto, 3. October 2007, 3:01
     

    iii lloovveee bbunnieeesss

     
  10. Gillian O'Hagan, 1. November 2007, 22:59
     

    What a pretty amazing creation… I hope to reach out and pinch it/poke it with a stick or perhaps take to climbing up upon it one day… before it goes smelly and soft resulting in someone’s foot being stuck in it…

     
  11. Kai-chan, 10. November 2007, 7:01
     

    Wow! It’d be awesome to see it with my own eyes! I want to get there before it gets smelly and yucky! :D

     
  12. Bunny Sleeper, 23. November 2007, 6:47
     

    Wow i would rily want to sleep on that bunny!!!!!!

     
  13. Lizzy, 28. February 2008, 9:00
     

    I think the bunny is so funny and cute!!!!! I would like to have a bunny that big in my back yard although it wouldn’t fit and I have to many stuffed animals already.

     
  14. Stephanie, 9. March 2008, 14:20
     

    hahaha!!! ths is sooo osm!!!! its sooo weird
    who would think of a thing like this??!!! its huge
    when i get older this is goin to be one of the things i have to see before i die!!!
    its ooooo koool

     

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