The forest of wooden giants,a sculptor hides in a forest

In some wooded areas on the outskirts of Copenhagen six gentle giants (wooden giants) by the sculptor Thomas Dambo have appeared, a specialized artist, as we have seen in the past, in recycled wood sculptures. Dambo’s enormous sculptures have been hidden in Denmark, in Rødovre, Hvidovre, Vallensbæk, Ishøj, Albertslund and Høje Taastrup. All six works were built only with second-hand pieces of wood, made with the help of local artisans.

sculpture wood

Among them are “the little Tilde”, “the friendly Teddy”, “Thomas on the Mountain”, “Oscar under bridge”, “The lady of the Hill” and “Louis Sleepy”, all hidden in places, not so secret , of the woods near the capital of Denmark. Each of the giants was made by hand, with construction material from demolished buildings and local trees that fell due to bad weather.

The sculptures are not passive with respect to the viewer, and can be used for active interaction. You can climb on it, use them as observation points or simply explore them, as in “Tilde” which hides as many as 28 bird houses instead of its belly. The installation is destined to become one of the most popular during the (short) Danish summer.

Wooden giants

Go on a treasure hunt to find The Six Forgotten Giants in the western municipalities of Copenhagen: Rødovre, Hvidovre, Vallensbæk, Ishøj, Albertslund and Høje Taastrup.