Every once in awhile you come across something so strange and whimsical that it makes you smile, and you feel a little happier knowing it’s out there in the world. Such is the case with this gigantic pink rabbit which took five years to knit by Gelitin, a group of four artists. The rabbit is a unique art installation which awaits visitors in the Italian Alps, close to Cuneo. The designers poetically offer, “behind a hill, as if knitted by giant grandmothers, lies this vast rabbit, to make you feel as small as a daisy.” To give you perspective of the rabbit’s actual size, see how tiny the people sleeping on the rabbit look after the jump.

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Like another famous pink bunny, this Rabbit keeps going and going and going… in size, and its creators assure, “the rabbit will wait for you 20 years from now.” Like I said, I’m not sure why I feel happier knowing there’s an immense pink rabbit in the middle of the mountains in Italy, but such unexpected oddities beautifully punctuate the great adventure that is life.

+ Gelitin

via Roadside Projects