San Francisco residents and visitors will get to herald spring this April with the help of 23 foot-tall inflatable bunnies. “Intrude,” the creation of Australian artist Amanda Parer, is a temporary public art installation at the Civic Center Plaza that features five seriously oversized, glow-in-the-dark rabbits in various positions. Made out of nylon, these creatures look playful, as if they are simply part of the scenery at a child’s outlandish birthday party, but they actually have an important latent environmental message. Rabbits run wild in Parer’s native Australia, where they were introduced by settlers in 1788. Despite their beloved associations in children’s literature and their cuddly appearance, these feral rabbits cause ecological destruction and have created an imbalance in Australia’s endemic species. Intrude seeks to create a lighthearted, approachable, and kid-friendly way to draw viewers into a more serious conversation about our own environmental impact. These supersized bunnies will be on view 24 hours a day for free from today, April 4th, through April 25th — with future hop stops in New York City, Houston, Los Angeles, and Denver.

via Fun Cheap SF