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.
Thomasdambo.com”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.
Thomasdambo.com”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).
Thomas Dambo / FacebookThe best view is from Hill Top Trine’s palms.
Thomasdambo.comJoen keeps an eye on us humans (Miami).
Thomasdambo.comMarit found a peaceful corner to observe life (China).
<-31">Thomas Dambo / InstagramOld Wise Woo plays his flute for the children (Korea).
<-33">Thomasdambo.comTeddy Friendly helps us get across the river.
<-36">Thomasdambo.comThomasdambo.com”Arvid likes to carve his dreams into ancient trees.”
Thomas Dambo / InstagramWatch out for Snorra of Suwannee.
Thomasdambo.comLittle Nis is forever lost in his reflection.
<-43">Thomasdambo.comTroels the Troll helps his local community.
Today we all need the peace of Leo the Enlightened (Tennessee).
<-47">Thomasdambo.comThomasdambo.comBonus: That’s me (far left) after bringing Little Tilde to life!
If you are as impressed as we are, then check out his new project as he reveals new secret locations of trolls across Denmark, using this map. You can see more of his work on his Facebook page and Instagram account, as well as his YouTube channel where we can watch his creations come to life and meet Thomas and his team.
Do you have photos with any trolls near where you live? We would love to know if you find his work as astonishing as we do. Comment with your top 3 favorites, surely Teddy Friendly is in there!