Over the last three years, Danish artist Thomas Dambo has been creating enormous sculptures from recycled materials. Most recently, he sprinkled six of […]
Over the last three years, Danish artist Thomas Dambo has been creating enormous sculptures from recycled materials. Most recently, he sprinkled six of his friendly giants around Copenhagen as a way to encourage people to visit the offbeat areas of his hometown.
Made from 600 wood pallets, a shed, and an old fence, the scavenged wood comes together to produce incredible hidden giants. Each is named after a volunteer and can be found using a map Dambo prepared or a poem engraved into stones near the sculptures.
“As humans, we often have a way of choosing the beaten path and the main roads,” Dambo said in a video regarding his project.
“So when the municipalities of west Copenhagen contacted me about a project, it seemed natural to make something which could get people out and explore the beautiful nature in the hidden outskirts, which you usually wouldn’t see.”
Dambo specializes in creating sculptures, artwork, and furniture out of recycled materials, and hopes his artwork can also inspire people to think about the cause.
“I hope my art will inspire people to see the big potential in recycling and taking better care of our planet,” Dambo wrote in a blog post about his latest work.
Dambo makes each recycled sculpture with the help of volunteers, who come with all types of experience.
Take a look at the video below showcasing the inspiring project: