In the city of Rotterdam, Holland, Dutch Artist Florentijn Hofman has constructed a gigantic fox sculpture in the center of the city. The huge bospolder fox grips a large pink plastic bag between its jaws.
The 52 foot fox towers above the urban landscape in one of the most highly populated areas of the city. The public art installation is designed to spark conversation and provoking thought on the clashing realms between nature city.
The choice of a fox is due to the natural swift inhabitants that venture among human beings and around these specific parts of the city in the evening. Somehow the cunning creatures are still capable of moving through the congested streets and urban landscape without destruction of their population. The sculpture showcases their resilience in a changing world and for citizens to not overlook their presence among the urban environment.
This particular project is part of a series of sculptural essays. Many of which are to expose the congestion of cities, forgotten rural lands along with other environmental factors overlooked by citizens and governments.