Cape Town-Based Artist Creates Gigantic Sculptures Inspired From His Favorite Yoga Poses

New life begins with each breath and continues with the next. Each breath we take is a new opportunity and possibility for us. Cape Town-based talented artist Daniel Popper shows exactly the importance of taking deep breaths with his giant sculptures that hold gardens in the figure’s chest representing the need for fresh air and perspective for all of us.

Daniel finds inspiration from his favorite yoga poses and through his art tries to emphasize the interaction between human beings and Nature. This way he encourages people to open up their chest and take a deep breath.

We have chosen 15 of his finest works and are sure that art enthusiasts will appreciate these sculptures.




Popper has spent years sculpting these public art illustrations which are indeed monumental in scale. Many of his sculptures are used for different festivals until they get prepared for the next festival or to be permanently installed elsewhere.

Popper has spent years sculpting these public art illustrations which are indeed monumental in scale. Many of his sculptures are used for different festivals until they get prepared for the next festival or to be permanently installed elsewhere.

#1. Tulum, Mexico.

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#2. Las-Vegas, USA

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#3. Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

His most famous sculpture, Thrive, has recently been unveiled at Society Las Olas, a residential building in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and will be a permanent public installation. Popper explains that this 30-feet tall sculpture is “the symbol of hope and transformation which have been central to many people’s worlds during 2020.”

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#5. Slunj, Croatia.

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#6. Tulum Mexico.

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#7. Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas, USA.

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#8. Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

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#9. Modem Festival, Croatia.

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#10. Electric Daisy Carnival, Las-Vegas.

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#11. Tulum Mexico.

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#12. Tulum,Mexico.

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#13. Boom Festival, Portugal.

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