“Happy City Birds” is an ungoing project’ Thomas began many years ago. The idea for Happy City Birds sprung from Thomas being a former grafitti artist, and was looking for a way to do street art in a positive way, that everyone can understand. Not everyone understands grafitti, but even Thomas’ grandmother understands the purpose of birdhouses.
As all of Thomas Dambos projects all of the birdhouses are made from recycled materials and scrapwood. Most of the paint even comes from Danish paint company Dyrup who has donated a truckload of wrongfully toned paint to Thomas.
Since 2006 Thomas has made and put up more than 3500 birdhouses in different shapes and colors all over the world. Some he and his crew made themselves, while others were co-created in various workshops, some have been used for making big sculptures and art projects, while others have been spread all over different cities.