Gigantic Wooden Slat Animal Sculptures


Budapest, Hungary-born artist Gábor Miklós Szőke graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts only a few years ago, in 2010, yet he's already made a name for himself in the contemporary art world. Throughout the past few years, he's been creating massive sculptures by screwing wooden slats of various sizes together. To give you an idea of just how large his sculptures end up becoming, the dinosaur he created for the Hungarian Wood Festival in 2010, was 17 meters long (or 51 feet) while the whale he made for the CET Culture Centre measured an astounding 26 meters (or 78 feet long).

Just recently, Szőke was behind a giant interactive public art installation called "The Rocking Horse" which could accommodate 70 riders. Designed by Szőke in collaboration with András Huszár, the 11 meters long and 6 meters high, 3.5 ton sculpture was displayed at several locations throughout Budapest. It then made it way to Vienna to be a part of the the World Harmony Run closing event held last week, on October 8.












Gábor Miklós Szőke's website
Photos via [The Hungarian Girl], [Gabor Miklos Szoke], [MOME line]

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