Artist Florentijn Hofman strikes again - and this time he's taken his public art to Angers, France. In the past the mischievous artist has brought joy to thousands of people around the world with his giant floating rubber duck and enormous floppy rabbit - and now he's created a trail of two larger than life slugs made from 20,000 recycled plastic bags. The two oversized slugs crawling towards an imposing cathedral are embarking on what Hofman calls a "slow crawl to death."
The Slow Slugs project that was in display until early September is not all serious, of course. Even though Hofman addresses some somber situations such as too much plastic, the corruption of religious authority, mortality, commercial life, decay, and all those other fun subjects, basically he’s just a young boy in a grown up body who wants to bring the people together.
“People are making contact with each other again. That is the effect of my sculptures in the public domain,” said Hofman. And it’s true. Who wouldn’t be drawn to the site of two enormous, colorful, flapping plastic slugs inching their way up a steep staircase? We can’t wait to see what Hofman pulls off next.