Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman took the Internet by storm with his incredibly viral giant "Rubber Duck" in Hong Kong. The enlarged duck blew up on social media, then deflated to a pile of plastic, then was blown up again and set afloat on Victoria Harbor. The world followed the trials and tribulations of the supersized bath toy as closely as the ups and downs of Amanda Bynes' grip on sanity.
Now Hofman is back with another enormous creature installation, and this time he has chosen to elevate one of the world's lowliest creatures—the slug. Entitled "Slow Slugs," his two sculptures in Angers, France are made out of 40,000 colorful plastic bags that move in the wind.
"The slugs are ascending this steep city staircase that leads up to a huge Catholic church, essentially signifying their slow crawl towards death," writes Hofman on his website. "The work reminds us of religion, mortality, natural decay and the slow suffocation of commercialized societies."
Using plastic bags to signify the destruction of our enviorment, Hofman's confetti-colored slugs take on a darker meaning.