My name is Thomas Dambo and I’m a recycling artist who uses scrap wood to bring curious giant trolls to life all around the world. I invite you to discover how dumpster trash and recycled wood can breathe life into awesome sculptures, and help us all think of trash as something we can use to inspire and create.

Enlighten has collected some of my trolls with the most personality for you to see and get a glimpse into their lives and their creation.

Isak Heartstone enjoys peace and quiet in his forest.”Mikil is as strong as a dragon and always on his way.”

Thomas Dambo / FacebookIsak is hidden away with his animal friends.

Thomas Dambo / InstagramHektor el Protector watches over the seas (Puerto Rico).

Thomasdambo.comWe found Sigrid whizzing down the hills.”The world is in our hands” (Christiania, Denmark).

Thomasdambo.comLittle Tilde says hello from among the trees.

Thomasdambo.comJoe the Guardian scouts for any human trouble (Chicago).

Thomasdambo.comWe discovered Una & Joures cloud watching.

Thomas Dambo / InstagramLittle Nora travels the woods with her sled (Belgium).