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Rendering of For Lazy Lobster, part of the Artscapes series at the de Young museum in San Francisco this summer, by Cosima von Bonin, 2018.  Courtesy the artist and Petzel Gallery.
Rendering of For Lazy Lobster, part of the Artscapes series at the de Young museum in San Francisco this summer, by Cosima von Bonin, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Petzel Gallery.
(Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

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The image above is for Artscapes, a new series of playful installations designed by artists for the front lawn of the de Young, in the middle of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Each project will invite visitors and passersby of all ages to explore a free, open-air art experience.
For the inaugural project, German artist Cosima von Bonin has conceived For Lazy Lobsters, a site-specific installation connecting the museum with its proximity to the Pacific Ocean (from July 14).

Exploring the artist’s fascination with the sea, deriving from her early childhood in Kenya on the Indian Ocean, the installation will invoke a ship run aground in the deep sea. Bringing whimsy and food for imagination, the installation will revolve around the “Lazy Lobster,” a 30-foot white boat featuring a functioning slide and attached swing, surrounded by a giant sandbox with oceanic creatures.

A Pinocchio-esque figure “leisurely watches over the disobedient play and social interaction among the lobsters in red-and-white life-saving tubes on the ocean floor,” says von Bonin. “The installation is an ode to the idler and will explore our longing for lazy days.”

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