Sculptures just like goddesses of music festivals
Daniel Popper, a multidisciplinary designer from South Africa, is well-known for his massive realistic statues and breathtaking public art works at international music and art festivals. His larger-than-life creations infuse every location they inhabit with magic and imagination, from a huge female goddess at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas to a 12-meter-tall(39-foot-tall) forest deity at Boom Festival in Portugal.
At this year’s Modem Festival in Croatia, one of Popper’s latest artworks, Modem Swamp, is an enormous 8-meter-tall (26-foot-tall) female figure. The fanciful figure is poised holding her face next to her head like a mask, displaying the untamed forest developing inside her skull. She was made out of metal, fiberglass, and concrete and is coated in these materials. The artwork appears to change in color and substance at night due to projection mapping; at one point, it even appears to be made of chrome. „It was a shift in design and substance for me and I totally adored the process and the outcome,“ Popper says on Insta.
Poppers also produced a 7-meter (23-foot) sculpture of a Mother Nature-like character blowing kisses to festival attendees as they approached the arena for the 2019 event ANIMA. The magnificent artwork, which is made of steel, fiberglass, wood, and natural materials, rests on glass among plants and reveals more luxuriant vegetation below.
Interested in these enigmatic giants? Browse Popper’s expanding online portfolio by scrolling down to see more of his magnificent outdoor artworks.
Massive realistic artworks are made by South African interdisciplinary artist Daniel Popper for international art and music festivals.
Each larger-than-life character infuses the worlds they inhabit with magic and imagination.