I saw an interview with Donovan Hohn, author of "Moby Duck". The book idea began as a hunt for bath toys on the beach and mushroomed into something much bigger.
I'll paraphrase from the book jacket: "When Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn's accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. This got my attention. This is the kind of research I would have done about beach glass if I had the time. Whew, that was a long walk off a short pier. This blog is about the iconic Rubber Duck. Here is my "painting of the day" as well as some interesting interpretations of the rubber duck by fellow artists. Enjoy!
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This is the book that started the idea for this blog. It's an interesting read for all those interested in global currents and the whole message-in-a-bottle concept.
An artist in London dumped 250,000 blue rubber ducks into the Thames. @#%&$@!
The rubber duck makes an appearance at the annual "Burning Man" festival.