A Danish artist, Thomas Dambo, has been surprising people all around the world. He creates wooden troll sculptures and spreads them around the world, especially into the forests. So, when you go for a walk in a forest, you may encounter these sculptures. The artist constructs these wooden troll sculptures from recycled wood. We are glad to hear that Thomas Dambo places importance on the environment and sustainability.
The artist Thomas Dambo started to work with wood in 2010 while studying at a design school in Denmark. He first started with birdhouses as part of his graffiti art. He created 250 birdhouses around his school. Since 2010, he has created 3500 birdhouses in total, and you can see them all around the world. His journey, starting with the birdhouse, went on with many different projects, like recycled carpet, a box hotel, exhibition booths, and so on. Today, he is famous for his wooden troll sculptures.
On his website, the artist sometimes shares stories, videos, or short poems about these wooden troll sculptures. We think that he would like his followers to be more familiar with these giant sculptures. His recent projects for troll sculptures are everywhere, such as in the USA, Denmark, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Mexico, China, Canada, South Korea, etc. So, you can check the closest sculptures in your country and see them! If you want to see where his trolls are currently, you can check his TrollMap.
Thomas Dambo seems to have never lost his inner child. Because his method of placing wooden sculptures is based on the “hide and seek” game. In order to find the wooden troll sculptures, you have to seek them out in the forest. This is the main element of his project. In this way, the artist aims to create a bond between nature and seekers. While the seekers try to find the sculptures, they may start appreciating nature, animals, and plants.