As the satellite image resolution gets better and better, expect to see more massive sculptures like the 200 foot long giant pink rabbit. This toy rabbit sculpture was knitted by Gelitin, a Viennese Art collective and placed on the slope of the Colletto Fava mountain in the Piedmont region of northern Italy - a place called Artesina in near Cuneo.
What amazes is the knitting was done over five years by an army of grannies. The rabbit is constructed from waterproof material and is stuffed with straw.
The sides of the bunny are 20 feet high and the designers hope hikers will try climbing up to relax on top and take in the view. It’s a view that includes the “heart, liver and intestines” spilling out its side as if the bunny had been dropped from space.
The rabbit will remain there until 2025.
Giant Knitted Rabbit Spotted by Google Earth
1. Satellite Imaging - Improvements in satellite image resolution are enabling the discovery of large-scale art installations.
2. Guerilla Knitting - Art collectives are using knitting as a medium to create attention-grabbing sculptures in unexpected locations.
3. Interactive Sculptures - Designers are creating sculptures that encourage viewer participation and engagement, such as climbing or sitting on top.
1. Art and Culture - The art and culture industry can explore opportunities to showcase large-scale, interactive sculptures as tourist attractions.
2. Textile and Knitting - The textile and knitting industry can collaborate with artists to create innovative installations using knitting as a medium.
3. Satellite Technology - The satellite technology industry can leverage improved imaging capabilities to support creative projects and discover new artistic expressions.