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Six Forgotten Giants, Copenhagen’s hidden scrap wood sculptures

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Hidden in western Copenhagen‘s forests and open fields are six friendly wooden giants. They were created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo and built from recycled scrap wood by local volunteers. Described as “an open air sculpture treasure hunt”, the Six Forgotten Giants can be discovered by surprise in areas that were previously off the beaten path… or search for them in Rødovre, Hvidovre, Vallensbæk, Ishøj, Albertslund and Høje Taastrup with a treasure map.


How do they build these large personable creatures? We can get a better idea from this construction time lapse video: Dambo and volunteers built Big Boss Bertel (2015), a different sculpture project, in five days.

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Next: Making Florentijn Hofman’s Feestaardvarken (Partyaardvark), The giant sculptures along North Dakota’s Enchanted Highway, and Rubber Duck in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.

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