Daniel Popper's Larger Than Life Sculptures

Daniel Popper's most famous work around the world incorporating greens.

By: THURSD. | 07-04-2024 | 5 min read
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Daniel Popper is an artist from Cape Town South Africa. He is a multidisciplinary artist known globally for his larger-than-life sculptures, and spectacular public art installations. Daniel has traveled the globe creating an array of sculptures, installations, and stages. Often incorporating greens.

Daniel Popper

Daniel Popper specializes in interactive art, public art, stage design, installation art, and interior design. Daniel is most acclaimed for his massive public art installations at top festivals like the Electric Forest festival in the USA, Boom Festival in Portugal, Rainbow Serpent festival in Australia, as well as Afrikaburn in the Tankwa Karoo in South Africa.


Daniel Popper's Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas
Daniel Popper's new piece for Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas. Blowing Daisies onto Daisy lane


Many of his projects include collaborations with other artists, technicians, and artisans to incorporate electronic music, LED lighting, and projection mapping as key components. Daniel creates both temporary and permanent work in public spaces.


Daniel Popper at Tulum
Ven A La Luz "Come into Light", a 10 m Entrance way to Ahau Tulum. @ahautulum
Created for @artwithmetulum in 2018. Tulum, Mexico.


Below You Find Some of Daniel Popper Sculptures With Greens

In this post you can Daniel Popper's sculptures, including his most famous work incorporating greens.

Boom Festival

Daniel Popper:

"Amazing moment of ritual performance captured at @boomfestivalofficial. 🙏 @raul for the 🔥 pic."


Daniel Popper Boom Festival


Daniel Popper at Art With Me in Tulum, Mexico

The Art With Me festival offers experiences across multiple platforms that immerse, inspire, and activate attendees and followers. The mission of the festival is to preserve the natural environment and foster artistic development through conscious and sustainable practice. It's a community-driven festival that combines art, music, workshops, wellness, and cultural experiences into a 5-day and 4-night journey to inspire change and nurture personal growth.



Daniel Popper:

"The amazing @artwithmetulum festival has sadly come to an end for this year . But my piece is still up for one more day before we pack her up safely to be permanently installed at @ahautulum later this year."


Daniel Popper Sculptures Art With Me in Tulum, Mexico


Electric Forest Festival with Daniel Popper

Daniel Popper:

"Thank you @electric_forest. That was awesome ! What a fantastic production with some of the best peeps in the festival business. We had quite a bit of work out there this year but these made me smile the most . I had such fun building these "Forest Dawgies".


Daniel Popper Dog at Electric Festival


A-Fest with Daniel Popper

A-Fest is an invite-only community of 2000+ extraordinary people from 50+ countries who come together to connect, grow, and learn from the world's best teachers. It takes place once a year in 5-star paradise locations across the world. These events gather an extraordinary community of change-makers and visionaries who are driven by epic ideas to impact the world – entrepreneurs, experts, artists, leaders, innovators, visionaries, and more. A-Fest is like stepping into a different reality of wonder and magic.



Daniel Popper:

"Thank you @afest and @mindvalley for inviting me to do this installation for you. It was an amazing experience all round. I didn't know much about A-fest but was open to it and it turned out to be one of the best events I've ever attended. The people I met where some of the most powerful humans I've encountered. Genuinely focused on personal growth and making this spec of dust a better place. I am deeply grateful to have met so many of you, as described by @jasonlsilva - "woke humans". This piece #envisioningyourfuture was built in collaboration with a bunch of amazing Balinese craftsmen. Behold their mastery! Looking forward to many more projects together!"

Permanent Installation of Daniel Popper Sculpture at Fort Lauderdale Florida

His latest piece titled Thrive stands nearly 30 feet tall and is constructed from 14 tons of glass fiber-reinforced concrete. The piece was recently unveiled at Society Las Olas, a residential complex in Fort Lauderdale, and will function as a permanent public art installation on the ground floor.


Daniel Popper Permanent Installation Fort Lauderdale Florida3


"Finally got to complete our install our first piece of 2020. THRIVE is a 14 ton Glass Fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) permenent install in Down Town Fort Lauderdale Florida. For @society.lasolas. Thank you to @shear.ryan and PMG property markets group for giving me the opportunity to create this artpiece to the city of Fort Lauderdale."

And, there's more...

Daniel Popper at Bentonville Arkansas
Open Heart. 5-meter height. Wood, concrete, and greenery.
A permanent installation in Bentonville Arkansas at @comptongardensnwa
Created originally for the @heartlandsummit in 2018."


Daniel Popper at modem festival
"Remember when we super spread the love! Stay safe beautiful people."
Modem Festival, Slunj, Croatia @modemfestival. Pic by @obskurclair


Daniel Popper Statue at beach
"ASANA. Tulum Mexico. The entrance portal to the pavilion area of the annual @artwithmetulum
event. 6 meters."


The Morton Arboretum in Chigaco

One of his more recent installations, aptly named Human + Nature, can be admired at The Morton Arboretum just outside of Chicago. The five figures are spread across the 1,700 acres of the arboretum and are constructed of wood, glass-reinforced concrete, fiberglass, and steel.



Paying homage to nature's endurance and diversity, the installations seem to have popped out of the ground and added an almost poetic aesthetic to the place. All the figures are female and vary in the pose, material, and meaning. Human + Nature is Daniel Popper's largest exhibition to date.


Majestic Human + Nature Exhibition by Daniel Popper The Morton Arboretum


"After a very long wait with many obstacles and delays, I am beyond excited to officially announce that my exhibition Human Nature comprising of 5 new semi-permanent art pieces will be opening on the 28th of May at the @mortonarb."



A Walking Tour of Daniel Popper's Awe-Inspiring Sculptures

The exhibition will remain on the grounds of the arboretum for one year and visitors can schedule a walking tour through the website of The Morton Arboretum. Daniel Popper will personally lead the visitors on their 2-hour walk of 1 1/2 miles on June 5th and elaborate on his awe-inspiring sculptures. The program has already been sold out.


Majestic Human + Nature Exhibition by Daniel Popper Massive Sculptures


Majestic Human + Nature Exhibition by Daniel Popper Public Art Installation


See More of His Majestic Art

Each sculpture by Daniel Popper is constructed at a monumental scale, standing up to 26 feet tall and weighing multiple metric tons. See more of his work on Instagram.


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