Bring The World's Largest Rubber Duck to Santa Barbara

Bring The World's Largest Rubber Duck to Santa Barbara

August 27, 2022
Petition to
SB Arts Council Santa Barbara
Signatures: 238Next Goal: 500
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Why this petition matters

Started by Albert DiPadova

The World's largest rubber duck was designed by by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman, who uses it to help raise awareness about artistic and cultural issues -  and we'd like to invite him to bring it to Santa Barbara. 


So why does a grown man make a mega rubber duck? According to an article in Cultural Cocktail  'Because he is an artist. Because he has the guts and doesn't shy away from hard things. But mainly because in his own words:

"I want to make things that trigger something, preferably together with others, in between the rippling of everyday life. I believe that the Rubber Duck means a lot of things to a lot of people. It represents both a combination of happiness, innocence and nostalgia for your youth."

Hofman wants to use his duck to contribute to the removal of global tensions. 'Whether you're a drain cleaner or a bank manager, you can easily connect with the work. You don't need artistic baggage for that', explains Hofman. 'I love that you can bring people together and they can talk to each other about everything that makes them tick - the work, how it's made, where it's located - without making them feel stupid . I think that's why it's a good project.'

Florentijn Hofman once bought a large, laminated world map on which he indicated about twenty small, duck-shaped stickers where he wanted to present his rubber duck. 

Some of those stickers have now been realized, but Hofman has not had enough and wants to send his rubber duck around the world until he is one hundred. - I hope someday Florentijn will consider brining it to Santa Barbara, CA. 

All I know is that where ever the Rubber Duck goes, happiness and good things follow. Marco - Planet Duck. 


During the pandemic I started selling Rubber Ducks to help fund the ASPCA and local animal shelters. To date I've sold over $50,000 of Rubber Ducks on Amazon and donated 100% of the profits. 

Here's a link to check out Planet Duck and help end animal cruelty on Earth and Beyond! 

Planet Duck Blog -

Email Me with Questions 

Marco :) 


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Signatures: 238Next Goal: 500
Support now