Giant Rabbits Invade Downtown Los Angeles

Giant Rabbits Invade Downtown Los Angeles
 A docent encourages a young art fan to interact with the sculptures.  (photo by David Douglass-Jaimes)

A docent encourages a young art fan to interact with the sculptures.  (photo by David Douglass-Jaimes)

For just over a week in early June, giant inflatable rabbit sculptures invaded a handful of plazas in downtown Los Angeles.  But this art installation was more than just an Instagram-ready event.  Artist Amanda Parer's work, entitled "INTRUDE" is also a commentary on how rabbits have become an invasive species in her native Australia, after colonists imported them to the continent in 1777.

The rabbits' visit to Los Angeles was part of "Arts Brookfield," an event series sponsored by the commercial property manager Brookfield.  INTRUDE visited several other cities in the U.S. as part of Arts Brookfield, and continues to tour around the world.  For information on future dates, check out Amanda Parer's website.  And check out the gallery below for a few images from INTRUDE's visit to the FIGat7th complex in Los Angeles, during a Tuesday afternoon farmers market.