Bunny hidden in Mandela-Statues Ear

Die Bildhauer der Nelson Mandela Gedenkstatue haben in seinem Ohr einen kleinen Hasen versteckt, weil ihnen untersagt wurde, ihre Namen als Signatur anzubringen.

A rabbit has been hidden in right ear of the newly erected Nelson Mandela statue at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa. The sculptors of the nine metre bronze-plated statue, Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, secretly added the rabbit to the work.

The duo have said the rabbit was a “small trademark” of their work after the department of arts and culture did not allow them to engrave their signatures on bottom of the trouser leg of the statue. They said it also represented the tight deadline they were working under as rabbit in Afrikaans “haas” also means haste.

There’s a bunny in Madiba’s over! (via Arbroath)