Monster rubber duck at Loire Estuary 2007 art festival

photo: Florentijn Hofma

From artist’s website:

The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation.  Link

From article: 

The smile-provoking concoction that’s responsible for this little shot of joy in a global-warming-heated summer, against a backdrop of war chaos and political cant, is a giant rubber duckie created by the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. After wrestling with some air-inflating problems, his 105-foot-tall, 85-foot-wide “Rubber Duck” finally took to the sea (that is, to the estuary) last weekend – and that’s no canard.  read more

Link to Florentijn Hofma’s website with more pictures