Hofman: ‘My sculptures cause an uproar, astonishment and put a smile on your face. They give people a break from their daily routines. Passers-by stop in front of them, get off their bicycle and enter into conversation with other spectators. People are making contact with each other again. That is the effect of my sculptures in the public domain.’
Other projects includeA giant Sunbathing Hare that is a enlarged cuddle toy made out of plywood and relaxing on hare Island. The Feestaardvarken is a 100 foot long concrete sculpture which has the appearance of a abstracted aardvark with a golden partyhat on. Click here to see making of this installation. Slow Slugs is made out of 40,000 plastic bags that move in the wind. The slugs are ascending this steep city staircase that leads up to a huge Catholic church, essentially signifying their slow crawl towards death.
Florentijn Hofman is a Dutch artist, known for playful urban installations, and in addition to Rubber Duck, he's crafted supersized crows, bluebirds, rabbits and boats. Other projects by Florentijin Hofman can be found on his website.