International installation artist Florentijn Hofman travels the world creating whimsical larger-than-life animal sculptures. In order to encourage a conversation about social issues through humor, the massive installations are site specific and are often created from reusable materials. For example, constructed from plastic bags, Slow Slugs is a sculpture of two slugs climbing the steps of the Catholic church in Angers, France to symbolize the journey to death. Another sculpture of a gigantic rubber duck floats through bodies of water in Australia, Japan and Europe to symbolize the hope for a world without borders. With the help of students in Sao Paolo, Hofman created a giant monkey out of flip-flops. How shocked would you be to run into a massive Hofman animal sculpture?

 Whitney Washington


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