Tamás Kánya

Artist Bio

My name is  Tamás Kánya, I live in Budapest nearby Romai-beach. Six years ago, I got the inspiration to create driftwood sculptures out of pieces of wood that washed ashore. What people normally don’t even notice and just walk by became the objects of my fascination. 


I have always enjoyed creating “things” out of random stuff that I would find.

All my creations and photos are done on the spot where I source the materials. As soon as I have some free time, I find myself creating something new. It’s a joy for me to go down to the river and bring to life what everyone else would just consider trash.


Pebble-leaf-floral mandalas, sand mandalas, ice, snow and rock installations…over the years, I have created many many of these sculptures – each one with a unique “storyline” of its own, that started long before the tree has fallen.  

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