Big Friendly Giants

By Danielle Pope

Big Friendly Giants
If you go out into the woods today, you're in for a big surprise

Hidden among the trees in a forest in Copenhagen, lie several giants encouraging people to come out into nature.

Created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo, these giant sculptures are part of his “Forgotten Giants” series, and are all made out of scrap wood. The project consists of six large sculptures made in the outskirts of Copenhagen. Dambo says that the giants are used to encourage people to get out and enjoy the wilderness, “This way it invites the viewers to go on a treasure hunt, not only to see the sculptures, but also to discover hidden gems in nature.”

The six giants, with names like Thomas on The Mountain, Oscar Under The Bridge and Sleeping Louis are all scattered around the forest. “I have placed all of the sculptures in places where you normally wouldn’t go, but still in places which you can reach with public transportation or preferably on your bicycle,” Dambo told Tree Hugger. “They are also spread at a distance range making it possible to visit them all in a day if you go by bicycle.”

Dambo is known for making works that encourage the viewers to interact with the art. He has previously created a recycled holiday village made out of wooden off-cuts, where visitors could come and make their own Christmas gifts.

Click through our gallery to view some of these friendly giants. All images courtesy of the artist.


For more information about Thomas Dambo, visit his website at



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