This pleasingly placid behemoth is the Hope Hippo, a delightful depiction of a serenely wallowing hippo that’s made of mud and displayed with a live person sitting atop it reading a newspaper. The installation was created in 2005 by Allora & Calzadilla, a collaborative duo of visual artists based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
ATTENTION ALL BAY-AREA FOLK : “GOLDEN SOURCE POWER THREE” will be opening at Needles & Pens in San Francisco February 8th. G.S.P.T will showcase the majority of the collaborative drawings & paintings made by Jesse Balmer, Michael Olivo, and me, Niv Bavarsky. We have been collaborating for about a year now and are ready to show you our efforts.
Opens Feb. 8th, 2013, 7-9pm / Needles & Pens is located at 3253 16th Street, San Francisco CA 94103