You can conjure up real miracles from wood. This is proven by a Danish artist, has created over 100 art projects made with recycled materials and in public spaces with unusual creatures.
Trees Are Perfect Support
Thomas Dambo lives and works in Copenhagen. He scours garbage cans and city containers on a daily basis in search of old pallets, abandoned wooden objects, boards and rusty fences. He transforms the materials he finds into giant troll sculptures. Why these creatures? For a long time Scandinavian folklore and tales, which are full of magical creatures, have fascinated the man.
Chilling by The Rocks
Troll Out Sunbathing
A Map to The Giants
The man created over 70 trolls. You can see them in several countries. Of course, most of the sculptures are in Copenhagen. However, it is not easy to find them, because they are cleverly hidden. To find them you need a map. You can also decode short messages, written on the stones next to each of the giants.
A Poem Betraying the Place Where Another Troll is Hidden
Under The Bridge
Lots of Work And Help From Volunteers
Thomas Dambo creates his trolls in the workshop studio. First, the head is formed and the rest of the body is added at the place where the sculpture is to stay permanently. This is quite a challenge, and there is a lot of work. Volunteers help the artist. It is their names that he calls his giants.
A Thoughtful Old Man
A Troll Looking in The Water
Long Live Recycling
Creating one troll takes 700-800 hours of hard work and requires the help of 5-25 people. We must admit that the sculptures are very impressive and, most importantly, they are recycled.
A Charming Stick Hairstyle
Trolls Have Conquered Forests and Valleys. 😉
Which giant made the biggest impression on you?