Simon and Anine Giant Recycle Scrapwood Sculpture
Simon Selfmade is a big recycle sculpture, which Thomas Dambo have made in the outskirts of the city Aarhus in Denmark. Thomas and the team didn’t have time to finish Simons left food, but luckily he can manage that himself with his birdhouse hammer. To make Simon Selfmade vertion 2 (Simon and Anine), the original one was killed by a hurricane last year, but a young local girl took the initiative start a fund raising campaign to raise money for Thomas and the guys to come back and build a new one.
“Last year I made a sculpture outside of Aarhus called Simon Selfmade, who was building his own leg. A few months later a big storm hit Denmark and completely destroyed him. With help from a really cool local girl,who took matters into her own hands, last week I was able to finish rebuilding a new version of Simon. (Simon and Anine)”
“Last year we had a big hurricane in Denmark, that knocked down one of my sculptures, but a local 14 year old girl took the initiative to start a found raising campaign for at new sculpture, we just came back after making the new sculpture and of cause the girl helped out.” – Thomas Dambo
In 2015 Thomas Dambo and his team made the recycle sculpture Simon Selfmade in the town of Tilst outside of Aarhus, Denmark. The sculpture was supposed to be temporary so Thomas and his team decided not to attach it to the ground, so that the sculpture could easily be moved to a new location. Unfortunately a big hurricane hit Aarhus shortly after, and Simon was completely destroyed.
In his time in Tilst the community had become really fund of Simon, and were really sad about his sudden disappearance. A 14 year old girl named Anine thought that it was such a big shame, that she decided to make a Facebook group and raise fonds to have Simon rebuild. In only four days she managed to raise enough money to cover Thomas Dambos expenses for making a new sculpture, and it was announced that Simon would return.
Being an artist Thomas doesn’t like building exact copies of his work, so he decided to change the sculpture a bit. The new sculpture is now finished building himself and is now building a new friend to keep him company. In honor of Anine who made the project possible, and even volunteered together with two friends to build the sculpture, the name of Simons new friend is Anine. Therefore the sculpture is called Simon and Anine.
As always the sculpture is build solely using scrapwood and recycled materials.
“Thomas Dambo is an artist / designer who specializes in making art pieces, sculptures, furniture and anything you / I can imagine out of trash, also known as recycled materials. He also gives a lot of speeches about upcycling and arranges workshops for schools, companies etc. teaching people to build stuff from trash.”
Name: Simon and Anine
Materials: using scrapwood and recycled materials
Artist: Thomas Dambo – Vermundsgade 13, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Text Description: © Courtesy of Thomas Dambo
Images: © Thomas Dambo