Giant, colourful and funky, these brightly hued snails are not your common garden variety.
Created by international artistic collective Cracking Art Group, each of these 24 vibrant snails is a playful and intriguing surprise on our city streets and in our parks. Once a symbol of purity, Cracking Art’s mammoth-sized molluscs are made entirely from recyclable materials, becoming an inspiring reminder of the importance of environmental awareness and action.
The Cracking Art Group was founded in 1993 and consists of six artists: William Sweetlove, Renzo Nucara, Marco Veronese, Kicco, Alex Angi and Carlo Rizetti.
The group’s critter creations have participated in the Venice Biennale in 2001 (turtle) and 2011 (snails), as well as being a part of a collaboration with Marc Jacobs in Paris in 2009 (rabbits). Snailovation first appeared in Miami Art Basel in 2010.