He Grabs A Pile A Scrap Wood, What He Does With It… I’m Lost For Words.
Every year millions of pounds of wood scrap end up in city dumpsters around the world. From small house projects like building a chest, table, and chairs, to larger pieces needed for commercial purposes.
Cities around the country have curb-side collection programs that will pick-up wood while others provide drop off locations for residents. Other municipalities have facilities that chip scrap lumber to be used for compost and mulch. It's just a matter of people taking an active role in reducing our ecological footprint.
Danish artist Thomas Dambo is putting his talent to good use. The man spends a lot of his time collecting scrap wood in his home city of Copenhagen in Denmark. What other people see as junk to be disposed off, Dambo see this as the material he needs to build giant sized sculptures. From old ships, houses, and other junk, the man wants people to reflect on the amount of scrap thrown out while also have fun and interact with his pieces.
Dambo began his career in graffiti but found street art has more meaning.
Most of his sculptures are named after friends or volunteers who made an impact during the making of the structure. Olav The Wolf is named after one of the volunteers involved in the construction.
Dambo describes his art as positive, childish, and fun.
Hector El Protector sits among the rocks protecting Puerto Rico from visitors who want to harm the island's natural ecosystem.
Simon Selfmade rests in the of city Aarhus in Denmark. Dambo and his team did not have enough time to complete Simon's foot but left him with a hammer and tools for the wooden giant to do it himself.
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