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Artist Creates Giant Wood Sculptures In Copenhagen Forests

Over the last three years, Danish artist Thomas Dambo has been creating giant wood 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.


Artist Creates Giant Wood Sculptures In Copenhagen Forests


The giant sculptures are a group effort, with local volunteers helping Dambo assemble the works. Made from 600 wood pallets, a shed, and an old fence, the scavenged wood comes together to produce incredibly hidden giants. Each is named after a volunteer. It can be found using a map Dambo prepared or a poem engraved into stones near the sculptures. “It invites the viewers to go on a treasure hunt, not only to see the sculptures. But also to discover hidden gems in nature,” Dambo shares.

Each piece interacts with the environment. It provided work for four unemployed people, sits next to a lake. His arm extended, he actually helps people across the tiny stream that feeds into the river. Little Tilde, located in an area filled with nature and wildlife, also furnishes a home for the animals she idly watches. Dambo filled the sculpture with 28 bird houses, establishing this give and take.

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