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One of the most celebrated and widely viewed pieces of light sculpture ever created, Intrude features monumental rabbits, each sewn in white nylon, inflated and internally lit. Brookfield Properties commissioned a five-city tour of Australian artist Amanda Parer’s popular installation, which traveled to properties in the United States and Canada.
Intrude, which was also a prominent work in the 2014 Vivid Festival in Sydney, inspires onlookers to dig a little deeper. The visual humor of the large rabbits lures audiences into the artwork to reveal a more serious environmental message. For artist Amanda Parer, rabbits are an animal of contradiction. While they often connote furry innocence frolicking through idyllic fields, rabbits are considered an invasive pest in the artist’s native Australia, where they have caused a great imbalance to the country's natural and delicately balanced ecosystems since they were first introduced by settlers in 1788.
property tour through the US and Canada
giant rabbits commissioned especially for the tour
Australian artist Amanda Parer's edgy and ephemeral artworks explore the natural world, its fragility and our role within it. With startlingly beautiful creatures enlarged and frozen within their chosen habitats. When viewing one of these iconic, mostly feral animals inhabiting a beautifully haunting landscape, the environmental message is enhanced by the artist's finely crafted traditional technique in any of her chosen mediums such as painting, sculpture and public installation. Parer is an artist originally from Sydney but now resides in Tasmania where her work has been acquired by both public and private collections.
Arts Brookfield is making cultural experiences more accessible than ever, and I’m proud that Intrude is a part of that effort.
Amanda Parer, Artist