I think my favorite view of the 56′ tall bright red rabbit sculpture, approved by the County Board of Supes last night for installation in the new airport terminal, is the following where you can just see his teeny immense feet:
The yellow suitcase has some sort of vortex on top, symbolizing the swirling nothing that becomes of your time when you decide to enter an airport. Here is artist Lawrence Argent’s proposal for the piece (PDF). My favorite quote: “After much deliberation I chose a rabbit and a suitcase…”
In all seriousness, and putting aside the debate over public art projects in a receding economy, why bright red? Why the drastically different scale for the two objects?
(Thanks to my mother in law for sending me the link)