sunbathing hare by florentijn hofman lounges in st. petersburg
original content
oct 10, 2013
sunbathing hare by florentijn hofman lounges in st. petersburg


sunbathing hare by florentijn hofman lounges in st. petersburg
all images courtesy of florentijn hofman

 

 

 

florentijn hofman has sent designboom the latest images of ‘sunbathing hare’, a giant bunny sculpture that lounges just outside of peter and paul fortress in st. petersburg, russia. with crossed legs and outstretched arms, the lazy critter suggests a jovial, cheerful pose as it idly reclines on the grassy lawn. the nearly fifteen meter long public art piece is constructed from plywood boards, and a pink painted nose, eyes, and smile add to its charm and whimsy. visitors to the waterfront park are encouraged to interact with the massive hare, move around its large-scale paws and ears, or bask in the sun by its side. ‘sunbathing hare’ is part of the netherlands bilateral year 2013, a program uniting russia and the netherlands in art and culture.

 

 


the animal sculpture, as seen from above

 

 


the public sculpture just outside peter and paul fortress in st. petersburg

 

 


with crossed legs and outstretched arms, the lazy critter suggests relaxation and playfulness

 

 


‘sunbathing hare’ lounges on the grassy lawn

 

 


florentijn hofman and ‘sunbathing hare’

 

 


visitors interacting with the giant plywood bunny

 

 


park-goers are encouraged to cozy up with the sculpture

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library