“Peace begins with a smile.” Mother Teresa
This 54ft rubber duck, designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hoffman has been titled ‘Spreading joy around the world’.
Florentijn created this giant inflatable as he wants to help people reconnect with their childhood and make them smile. He explains “My sculptures give people a break from their daily routines. Passers-by stop in front of them and enter into conversation with other spectators. People are making contact with each other again”.
I love this simple yet effective way to brighten someones day. I believe most people would find such a sight uplifting. It’s great that it’s made from recycled material too.
As Florentijn explains on his website “The rubber duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate against people and doesn’t have a political connotation”.
The duck has so far stopped at Sydney, Hong Kong, Osaka and Auckland and is rumoured to be heading the US next (it is deflated for transportation).
Joy is lovely to feel and even better to share. Thank you Florentijn.