Why is there a tiny bunny in Nelson Mandela’s ear?
Two artists are drawing controversy after they placing a tiny rabbit inside the ear of a 30-foot bronze statue of Nelson Mandela to serve as a “small trademark” for their work.
Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, who sculpted the 9m bronze-plated statue, told a local newspaper that the rabbit in the ear of Mandela was a “small trademark” of their work, as the department had not allow them to engrave their signatures on the statues trousers. They said the rabbit symbolized the tight deadline they were working under, as “haas” (rabbit) in Afrikaans also translated as haste, the local newspaper reported. – Reuters