Daniel Popper, an artist from Cape Town, is well-known for his incredible sculptures, and his recent masterpiece, called “Thrive,” is absolutely stunning. It breaks away from the norm and stands an impressive 30 feet tall, constructed with an astounding 14 tons of glass fiber reinforced concrete. This sculpture is unique among others found on the streets, as it proudly stands at the Society Las Olas, a residential complex in Fort Lauderdale. What sets “Thrive” apart is its ability to offer visitors an extraordinary experience, as they can enter the sculpture and truly feel immersed in the art.
The sculpture “Thrive” stands out from traditional artworks due to its unique feature of allowing viewers to enter it, making them a part of the artwork itself. Upon stepping inside, one can feel the sculpture’s presence and experience its dimensions and atmosphere in a whole new way. Popper, the artist behind this masterpiece, urges viewers to explore the boundaries of art and their own perceptions of it. What makes “Thrive” even more intriguing is its unconventional location within a residential complex, seamlessly merging art with everyday life. This sculpture showcases Popper’s artistic ingenuity and his ability to push the limits of sculpture. It offers a rare opportunity for the public to engage with art in an immersive and thought-provoking manner. With its towering presence and the chance to step inside its mesmerizing embrace, “Thrive” is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who encounter it. Other notable works by Popper include the fascinating tunnel inside the chest of the sculpture and the towering wooden sculpture in Tulum that mesmerizes people. In Las Vegas, his creation “anima” is also a must-see wooden sculpture.