Fat Monkey made out of 10,000 flip flops

If you’re like me, you’ve fantasized about making a giant, fat monkey out of flip flops several times in your life. Well, some students in Sao Paulo did just that.

Dutch artist Florentjin Hofman designed the structure, and the students involved in the project appropriately named it “Fat Monkey,” just in time for Pixelshow’s 2010 conference, which showcases art with a pixelated look. Students built the monkey’s body out of flip flops because the sandals are a long-standing trademark of Brazil.

What a day for a day dream..what a day for a day-dreaming ape.

Two young ladies massage the monkey’s arm.

If I saw this in person, I would feel the certain urge to jump on its belly. Would you?

On-lookers stop to gaze at the structure. Some approach the monkey and drop bananas and fruit juice in its mouth.

An aerial view of the monkey makes the structure look truly amazing.

As you can see in this video, constructing the monkey was no easy task. The innovation is strong in this group. Keep an eye on these students. Their creativity knows no bounds.

Comments

  1. hehehhahahaha SOOOO COOL although i preffer “Big Bang, Big Boom” better. I LOVE big outdoor projects like this! 😀

  2. The girls at our office love this post! Great! Thaks for showing us some “monkey business”.

  3. SO COOL SAW IT IN ART CLASS AND WANTED TO SEE IF I COULD FIND IT AT HOME!HOPE HE DOSENT SPLIT TO MANY BANANAS HE WILL BRAKE HIS FLIPERS

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