Glowing rabbit made of 3D-printed polycarbonate pops up in a Dutch pond

Early past 12 months, Dutch artist Titia Ex presented the North Holland city of Heemskerk with an uncommon gift — a large glowing rabbit sculpture set within a pond. Dubbed “Bunny Lights,” the web page-specific artwork was a light set up constructed from recycled 3D-printed polycarbonate tubes, a series of stainless metal discs and multicolored LED lights that flicker on at evening. Established to symbolize “the continuity of existence,” the artwork was made in the likeness of the dune rabbit, an animal that has prolonged been native to the region.

gray 3d-printed rabbit sculpture in a pond

As a master of experiential art, Titia Ex is identified for her installations that frequently alter dependent on how they are viewed. Her uncommon art parts are generally placed in daily environments, these kinds of as in plazas or outside the house of properties and office properties. Adhering to this pattern, Bunny Lights was positioned at a fast paced corner intersection in a pond close to a residential advancement.

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3d-printed bunny sculpture glowing with rainbow LED lights
3d-printed bunny sculpture glowing with white LED lights

Weighing 1,100 kilograms (2,425 pounds) with a head that actions 5 meters (about 16 ft) in height, the gigantic sculpture extra whimsy to an otherwise unremarkable web page. The rabbit form was created from stainless steel discs supported by a 3D-printed “vertebrae” of recycled polycarbonate with embedded LED lights. The lights instantly swap on at nightfall and adjust the shade of the tubes from a dull gray to a abundant rainbow of hues, from blue and inexperienced to yellow and pink. The artwork also plays back again recordings of waves taken at numerous spots, together with the sea nearby.

close-up of pink LED lights
3d-printed bunny sculpture glowing with pink LED lights

“With its thriller, record, mother nature and symbolism, the native rabbit is the fantastic bearer for the centuries-very long intertwining of man and beast in Heemskerk in the Netherlands,” the artist discussed. “She symbolizes the continuity of existence. It is a landmark in the landscapes and a beacon of the existence of man and animal in its wetlands.”

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