Macaco Gordo aka Fat Monkey

11 Mar

Can you guess what this sculpture is made of?
Slowly scroll down the images to find out …

Oh no! A monkey has fallen and can’t get up.

Right here, I had guessed plastic bottles.

Dang. That sure looks like it took a lot of work.

Is that..


..Flip flops? Awesome.. Now check out the video to see how it was made : )

Fat Monkey from florentijn hofman on Vimeo.

This art was made last year at the 2010 Pixel-Show conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and a team of local students. The sculpture measure 5 X 4 X 15 meters. Cute little ole Macaco Gordo was made with 10,000 of Brazil’s unofficial shoe – flip flops – in representation of pixels..

One Response to “Macaco Gordo aka Fat Monkey”

  1. Angela March 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    Thanks to Mr. Spottedhorse who sent me an email that brought this art to my attention : )

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