From June 5th to the 11th, giant bunnies invaded Los Angeles. Part of a traveling exhibit by artist Amanda Parer, Intrude is still making it’s way through major cities. The purpose of the exhibit as stated on the website for Arts Brookfield (who commissioned 2 of the bunnies for the US tour):
Rabbits in Parer’s native Australia are an out of control pest first introduced by white settlers in 1777. Their intrusion into the landscape and impact on the country’s endemic species was the initial inspiration for Intrude. In contrast to this environmental undertone, the rabbits in Intrude also embody a furry innocence, frolicking through idyllic pastures and inhabiting the few open spaces that still exist in some of America’s largest cities. Their presence forces the viewer to engage with the urban landscape in new ways, encouraging us to get up close, cuddle and enjoy while also asking us to consider every species’ larger than life impact on their surroundings.
I got two friends to go with me, and on a Friday night we headed to one of the locations. There were 3 locations total, and 2 were about 1/2 mile from the first so we left my car in a parking garage and walked to those.
When we got to the 2nd location the sun was beginning to go down and the sky looked just like cotton candy.
My favorite photo of the night was this one…the cutest bunny butt.
And lastly, this lone bunny gazed across the street at his buddies from the 3rd location.