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Magical Wooden Trolls Made by Danish Artist Thomas Dambo

 Recycling is the way of the future, no doubt about it. But with so many things being used and thrown away, there aren't enough ways to properly and safely dispose of certain materials. Unless, of course, you're an artist! Artists have been using recycled materials and even trash to create monumental sculptures, exciting installations, and poignant paintings, all designed to show us the importance of reusing, recycling, and conserving.  

One such recycling artist is Thomas Dambo, who lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. Using recycled wood and garbage, Dambo travels the world creating these towering trolls, mischievous yet gentle-hearted creatures caught in the throes of some fun adventure. This artist's message is very simple and clear: Recycle, innovate, and just have fun with it! Let's travel the world and be inspired by Thomas's trouble-making trolls.

1. Green George, in Christiana, Denmark

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Green George, in Christiana, Denmark 

(Thomas Dambo)  

2. Joen and the Giant Beetle, in Wynwood Walls, Miami, USA

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Joen and the Giant Beetle, in Wynwood Walls, Miami, USA

(Thomas Dambo)  

3. Marit, in Wulong, China

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Marit, in Wulong, China

(Thomas Dambo)  

4. Kjeld, in Wulong, China

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Kjeld, in Wulong, China

(Thomas Dambo)  

5. The Stone Monster, in Wulong, China

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, The Stone Monster, in Wulong, China 

(Thomas Dambo)  

6. Leo the Enlightened, in Smokey Mountains, Tennessee, USA

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Leo the Enlightened, in Smokey Mountains, Tennessee, USA

(Thomas Dambo)  

7. Terje, in Pinecrest Gardens, Miami, USA

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Terje, in Pinecrest Gardens, Miami, USA

(Thomas Dambo)  

8. Bertha, in Pinecrest Gardens, Miami, USA

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Bertha, in Pinecrest Gardens, Miami, USA

(Thomas Dambo)  

9. Hector El Protector, in Culebra, Puerto Rico 

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Hector El Protector, in Culebra, Puerto Rico

(Thomas Dambo)  

10. Bernheim Forest Giant, in Kentucky, USA

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Bernheim Forest Giant, in Kentucky, USA

(Thomas Dambo)  

11. Bernheim Forest Giant, in Kentucky, USA

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Bernheim Forest Giant, in Kentucky, USA

(Thomas Dambo)  

12. Bernheim Forest Giant, in Kentucky, USA

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Bernheim Forest Giant, in Kentucky, USA

(Thomas Dambo)  

13. Simon Selfmade, in Aarhus, Denmark 

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Simon Selfmade, in Aarhus, Denmark 

(Thomas Dambo)  

14. Big Young, the Mountain Troll, in Pyunggang, South Korea

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Big Young, the Mountain Troll, in Pyunggang, South Korea

(Thomas Dambo)  

15. Happy Kim, the Mountain Troll, in Pyunggang, South Korea

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Happy Kim, the Mountain Troll, in Pyunggang, South Korea

(Thomas Dambo)  

16. Furry Ema, in Morton Arboretum, Chicago, USA

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Furry Ema, in Morton Arboretum, Chicago, USA

(Thomas Dambo)  

17. Teddy Friendly, in Høje Taastrup, Denmark

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Teddy Friendly, in Høje Taastrup, Denmark

(Thomas Dambo)  

18. Wilson’s Car, in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Wilson’s Car, in San Juan, Puerto Rico 

(Thomas Dambo)  

19. Troels the Troll, in Horsen, Denmark

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Troels the Troll, in Horsen, Denmark

(Thomas Dambo)  

20. Joe the Guardian, in Morton Arboretum, Chicago, USA 

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Joe the Guardian, in Morton Arboretum, Chicago, USA

(Thomas Dambo)  

21. Una and Joures, in De Schorre, Boom, Belgium 

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Una and Joures, in De Schorre, Boom, Belgium

(Thomas Dambo)  

22. Mikil, in De Schorre, Boom, Belgium 

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Mikil, in De Schorre, Boom, Belgium

(Thomas Dambo)  

23. Isak Heartstone, in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA 

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Isak Heartstone, in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA

(Thomas Dambo)  

24. Sigurd, in Mørke, Denmark 

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Sigurd, in Mørke, Denmark

(Thomas Dambo)  

25. Sneaky Socks Alexa, in Morton Arboretum, Chicago, USA

Beautiful, creative, fun and friendly troll sculptures made from recycled wood and garbage by artist Thomas Dambo found all over the world, Sneaky Socks Alexa, in Morton Arboretum, Chicago, USA

 

(Thomas Dambo)  

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