Wooden Giants from Scrap

Thomas Dambo is a Danish artist who creates marvellous giant sculptures from scrap wood. The artist aims to encourage people to recycle. We all know, the rubbish is not rubbish after all. It is raw material if we recycle correctly.

Plus, wood is a pretty good material for sculpturing this aim, I think. It is warm and represents nature. It always makes me feel connected with nature itself 🙂

I really like this one above – Hector El Protector – protector of the island 🙂

Hector El Protector was Thomas Dambos contribution to the art festival Culebra Es Ley on the island of Culebra in Puerto Rico. Hector was made in 5 days using pallets from the local junk yard. Hector is a permanent installation protecting the island from visitors with bad intentions towards the nature of the island (thomasdambo.com)

(Image credit: thomasdambo.com)

To see more of Hector, and the others, check Thomas’ webpage.


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