Artist uses recycled materials to create towering wooden trolls that live in forests around the world

Imagine walking through the forest and coming upon a giant troll. Your first reaction might be to scream, right?

Not if you saw one of these creatures.

The giant wood sculptures live in the forests surrounding Copenhagen, Denmark and have since spread to other parts of the world.

Thomas Dambo is a Danish artist and according to his website, he’s been building things since he was a child. Currently he uses trash or recycled items as the media for his creations.

“By doing this he hopes to inspire people to have fun and think of trash as a resource.”

He creates anything from small furniture pieces to larger than life wooden sculptures that are hidden away from people.

Posted by Thomas Dambo on Thursday, 28 March 2019

In order to find the sculptures you need to read a treasure map or a poem that can be found alongside the giants and trolls. A copy of the map can also be found on the artist’s website.

Little Nis walked out the forrest and saw something in the water, but what could that be? It looked so familiar, yet so…

Posted by Thomas Dambo on Thursday, 28 February 2019

Dambo uses any kind of wood that he can get his hands on to create his sculptures.

“Mainly from 600 old pallets, an old wooden shed, a fence and what ever else I was able to scavenge,” he wrote on Bored Panda.

He also enlists the help of local volunteers to create each sculpture and as a thank you the sculptures are named after one of them.

I finally have news about Isak Heartstone. It has been a long crazy ride with ups and downs, but with the help from all…

Posted by Thomas Dambo on Saturday, 27 April 2019

“I hope my art will inspire people to see the big potential in recycling and taking better care of our planet.”

Joe the guardian!! #trollhunt #recycled #sculpture #chicago #interstate88

Posted by Thomas Dambo on Thursday, 5 July 2018

While many sculptures are located near Dambo’s hometown of Copenhagen, there are a few in the United States, one in Australia, one in South Korea, and a few in Puerto Rico.

Will you go on a hunt for Dambo’s giant trolls?

Share this article and let us know!