As I was driving to the office this morning, I passed an intersection that I’ve driven through many, many times over the years (Haight @ Laguna). I don’t know why, but today I happened to notice a rather interesting sculpture/art installation/not-quite-sure-how-to-describe-it at the intersection on the southwest side of the corner. [I'm not sure how construction of the new Gay/Lesbian senior housing and associated buildings will impact this sculpture].
As you can see from the picture above, it is a sculpture of a pink bunny with a skeleton in its mouth, surrounded by a montage of pink bunnies. How I could pass this intersection for years and never notice or wonder about the sculpture is a mystery easily answered by a quick google search!
The pink skull bunny installation happened about a year ago – January of 2011. It was done by local artist Jeremy Fish. According to his blog post about it:
my gang, THE SILLY PINK BUNNIES, is celebrating 20 years of being a mean gang this year. coincidentally 2011 is the year of the rabbit. this statue and mural is a tribute to the the gang and our history in the lower Haight. viva la bunnies! see you this easter.
When I first looked at the sculpture I thought that the words below the pink bunny said “Gove in the Gower Haight” which obviously doesn’t make sense but “Love in the Lower Haight” certainly does!
Ready to buy a house near this awesome sculpture? Don’t go searching the MLS for the Lower Haight – according to the MLS sub-district map there is no Lower Haight. Instead, for whatever reason, it is included as part of Hayes Valley.