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.
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.
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.
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.
“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”
“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.
“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.”