Art in Nature – The Forgotten Giant Trolls
Around the Aarhus region, you may be lucky enough to find hidden troll sculptures that each tell a story of their own. Four giant trolls have gone into hiding in the area and it is up to you if you can find them with whatever means and leads you have.
The trolls are created by the Danish artist, Thomas Dambo, and his team, who are world-famous for their big-scale art projects and sculptures made from sustainable recycled materials. Very often, local volunteers lend a hand by collecting recycled wood, donating money, housing a sculptor and so much more.
The many sculptures are all part of a project with the aim of bringing art into the world for people to go exploring and experience a treasure hunt out of the ordinary. At www.trollmap.com you can find hints on the location of the giant trolls, but the coordinates are not exact, as this would ruin the treasure hunt.
Today, Thomas Dambo’s wooden sculptures are found in more than ten countries across the world, and they have attracted a lot of attention at the various locations as well as online, where millions of followers have been watching. Several large media have covered the project, among these National Geographic, Lonely Planet, BBC and Chicago Tribune.
The four trolls hiding in the Aarhus region can be found in Silkeborg, Djursland and Aarhus.
Sigurd the Troll
On Djursland, you can find the sculpture named Sigurd, who is one of the hidden troll sculptures each with a story to tell. Go see if you can find him – and find out Sigurd’s particular story.
Ben Chiller the Troll
Find the troll sculpture, Ben Chiller, one of Thomas Dambo’s famous wooden sculptures, that you can find scattered across the Aarhus region – and even Denmark and the world.
The Trolls Simon & Anine
In the Aarhus suburb, Tilst, you can meet the trolls Simon and Anine. They have been made of recycled wood by the artist Thomas Dambo.
Stærke Storm the Troll
Stærke Storm (Strong Storm) the Troll, a wooden sculpture made by the artist Thomas Dambo, sits in Silkeborg. Storm is one of the troll sculptures hidden around Denmark – all with their very own story...