Every one of us went through childhood, and suddenly the process of growing up takes it away, as the child slowly copes up inside and dies until that part of us is gone forever.
But Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman was set on a journey to remind us that the kid is still in there, just hiding and sleeping in the most secluded corner of our mind. With his artistic capabilities, he built enormous sculptures of ordinary things that were scaled into a larger size (even bigger than us humans).
Florentijn’s mission began last 2002 to recapture each and every one of our childhood memories. Here are some of his works of art that were scattered all over the world. Some were even inspired by pop culture references.
1. The Giant of Vlaardingen (2002–2003)
2. Five Paper Boats, Rotterdam (2010)
3. Fat Monkey (Macaco Gordo), Sao Paulo (2010)
4. Solo Show ‘Dushi,’ The Haque (2009)
5. Signpost 5, The Island Schiermonnikoog (2006)
6. Musk Rat, Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel (2004)
7. Pig Juggling with Strawberries, Veghelbuiten (2010)
8. Beukelsblauw, Rotterdam (2004–2006)
9. Steelman, Amsterdam (2011)
10. Caniches, Sittard (2008)
11. Treehouses, The Haque (2009)
12. Rotting Fruit and Wasps, Amsterdam (2009)
13. Yellow Street, Schiedam (2003)
14. Stor Gul Kanin, Örebro, Sweden (2011)
15. Max, Leens (2003)
16. Kobe Frog, Kobe (2011)
17. Rubber Duck, St. Nazaire, France(2007)
18. Lookout Rabbit, Nijmegen, Netherlands (2011)
19. Little Factory, Drachten, Netherlands (2012)
Here is another article about Hofman’s work: This Giant Rabbit Was Found Laying on Some Farmland …How it Got There is Quite Impressive