Artist Thomas Dambo's Giant Sculptures Will Be In Singapore At Four Secret Locations

Artist Thomas Dambo's Giant Sculptures Will Be In Singapore At Four Secret Locations

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By Karmen on 10 Nov 2022
Digital Editor

If Sentosa is one of your favourite haunts in Singapore, there will be a new attraction you can look forward to there. Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) has collaborated with recycling artist Thomas Dambo to launch mixed-media installations in Sentosa.

Born in Denmark, Thomas Dambo would spend his childhood days hunting for leftover materials to build enormous treehouses and soapbox cars. Today, he's an internationally renowned recycling artist known for his larger-than-life recycled art sculptures inspired by fairytales and folklore.

Bringing his art to Southeast Asia for the first time, Thomas Dambo aims to encourage people to go out into nature and explore, while raising awareness that trash has value. The Singapore-bound installations will join 97 other sculptures displayed around the world including in Denmark, China, USA and Puerto Rico.

Kjeld by Thomas Dambo - giant sculpture at Wulong, ChinaPhoto from Thomas Dambo

Runde Rie by Thomas Dambo - giant sculpture at Roskilde, DenmarkPhoto from Thomas Dambo

The Palawan area at Sentosa will be home to a family of four giant sculptures constructed mainly from discarded objects and in collaboration with local volunteers. Forming the main structure is reclaimed wood material from wooden pallets and crates, which are accessorised with artwork upcycled from plastic waste.

Thomas Dambo and team at workPhoto from Thomas Dambo

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Thomas on the Mountain by Thomas Dambo - giant sculpture at Copenhagen, DenmarkPhoto from Thomas Dambo

The giants will possess their own personalities and unique stories, all telling a message: we all have the right to a clean Earth.

Adding a sense of mystery to the experience, the sculptures will be constructed at four secret, lesser-known areas of Palawan. Visitors will be able to experience that childlike wonder of exploring and discovering these giant "creatures" using an interactive digital map.

Hector El’ Protector by Thomas Dambo - giant sculpture at Culebra, Puerto RicoPhoto from Thomas Dambo

Berta and Terje by Thomas Dambo - giant sculptures at Pinecrest Gardens, Florida, USAPhoto from Thomas Dambo

The sculptures will be completed in December 2022 and will make Sentosa their home until the end of 2024. Access to the sculptures is free.

While you're here, check out the new free zero waste exhibition in Singapore that has upcycled art and installations displayed across five levels.

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