Now that isn’t something you don’t see everyday in the local park… a big ape!
Maybe some of you have seen this already, but we just love it and wanted to share it with you again!
This enooorrrrrmous colourful monkey made entirely from flip flops is the work of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, who constructed the installation as part of the Pixel Design Congress in November last year in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Made with the help of local students by covering a huge inflatable ape with over 10,000 pairs of coloured flip flops, each flip flop representing an individual pixel.
Now that’s a lot of rubber!
Hofman’s other work also involves semi-collaborative performances involving local communities, such as 210 paper sparrows in a glasshouse in Amsterdam’s Botanical Gardens, and a giant rabbit sculpture in Vlaardingen made from salvaged wood, nails and screws!
There is something very innocent about many of the subjects Hofman chooses in his work and the bright colours he uses to finish them. The monkey for example looks like a huge floppy child’s toy laying on the ground having been dis guarded after play. He takes childlike objects and blows them up on a huge scale, then positions them completely out of their normal context, creating a huge impact. We love it!
Read more about Florentijn Hofman.
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