Wood you believe it? The giant sculptures made from recycled materials

They say one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure and this certainly rings true for artist Thomas Dambo who makes life sized sculptures from junk.

Ben Chiller by Thomas Dambo

Ben Chiller by Thomas Dambo

From a wooden snake to a giant troll, Thomas’ sculptures are made solely from recycled materials including wood, plastic and metal.

Each sculpture takes up to four weeks to create and amongst his collection are giants, kangaroos, trolls and sharks.

Big Boss Bertel by Thomas Dambo

Big Boss Bertel by Thomas Dambo

Thomas’ largest sculpture is called ‘Wilson’s Car, a sculpture of a seven metre tall giant smashing a real life car with its fist

The innovative artist from Copenhagen, Denmark, said he created his artworks to inspire people to recycle.

Hector el prote by Thomas Dambo

Hector el prote by Thomas Dambo

Thomas, 36, said: “My sculptures represent the fact that you can make something beautiful from solely by using trash and recycled materials.

He said: “I get ideas all the time, but the final idea for a specific sculpture usually comes when I’m at a certain location and think “hmm there should be this crazy troll interacting with that tree over there.

Ben Chiller by Thomas Dambo

Ben Chiller by Thomas Dambo

“I only build from recycled materials. I use wood a lot because wooden pallets are so accessible and it is really easy to work with, but I also use plastic and other materials when relevant.

“I scavenge them locally and make deals with local industries who I know have a lot of useful “trash”

Big Boss Bertel by Thomas Dambo

Big Boss Bertel by Thomas Dambo

“I built a three-storey treehouse in my parent’s garden as a kid, and I’ve built many more since.

“The first of my big pallet sculptures was Jack Lumber which I build in 2014.

The largest sculpture Wilsons Car, a giant sculpture thats seven meters tall smashing a real life car with its fist

The largest sculpture Wilsons Car, a giant sculpture thats seven meters tall smashing a real life car with its fist

“I get asked to build sculptures all the time, from festivals, and companies to cities and museums asking me to do work for them.

“I love all my sculptures so I can’t pick a favourite.”