Meet Bille Bob

@JudyEv (327759)
Rockingham, Australia
April 6, 2024 5:04am CST
We’ve been meaning to take a trip to look at the giant trolls which have been created by Thomas Dambo, a world-renowned Danish artist. There are five of these in Mandurah, Western Australia and one in Subiaco, a suburb of Perth. The giant wooden sculptures have been kept a bit secret. You need to visit the tourist centre to be given a map giving the location of those in Mandurah. However, the one is Subiaco is easily accessible and when we spent a night with Vin’s sister we made a very short detour to visit Bille Bob, as it’s called. It’s made from recycled timber. Dambo has been called the world's leading recycle artist. He values recycling and sustainability, and uses his unlimited imagination to trash into interesting installations.
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@just4him (309711)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Apr
Billie Bob is magnificent. He has a great talent.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Apr
I'm hoping we'll get to see the others one day.
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@just4him (309711)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Apr
@JudyEv I hope you will too.
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@Beestring (13539)
• Hong Kong
6 Apr
Recycle artist is respectable.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Apr
It's great that they can create such wonderful things with what is basically junk.
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@Shavkat (137321)
• Philippines
7 Apr
It would be cool to have a photo with him.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Apr
I didn't think of that. Mostly I don't want people detracting from the photo.
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@LadyDuck (461555)
• Switzerland
6 Apr
I am reading about Dambo, his giant figures are inspired by Scandinavian folk tales. He already made more than 100 giant trolls and they are all over the world.
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@LadyDuck (461555)
• Switzerland
6 Apr
@JudyEv I researched about the author is interesting. I will research more.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Apr
Thanks for the extra information. I thought there were others elsewhere but wasn't sure.
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@noni1959 (9926)
• United States
7 Apr
What a wonderful imagination. This is so interesting and amazing.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Apr
I'm glad you enjoyed reading about it.
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@noni1959 (9926)
• United States
14 Apr
@JudyEv I do. I always enjoy your posts. So much information and descriptions. Fun to read them all.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 Apr
@noni1959 Thanks. That's a very kind thing to say. I don't like posting if I don't have something to offer. I'm not sure it matters to others but it matters to me.
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@Ronrybs (17951)
• London, England
7 Apr
I wonder why the ones in Mandurah are kept hidden?
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Apr
One has been burnt already. I think making people ask about them, etc, might have been an attempt to keep them safe for at least a short time.
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@Ronrybs (17951)
• London, England
8 Apr
@JudyEv Totally senseless. Some people!
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@snowy22315 (171800)
• United States
6 Apr
That is fabulous! There is a guy here in the states who does that type of thing and his work was featured in a broadcast in the last week or two.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Apr
Some here are really skilled with carving out things just with a chain-saw.
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@rebelann (111546)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Apr
Wow, that's very impressive. I wish I had a good imagination and talent like that.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Apr
I love how he has done the toes and toe-nails.
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@RebeccasFarm (87051)
• United States
6 Apr
I had never heard of this attraction but now look at that Judy! Thanks for sharing it. It is quite different.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Apr
I have an idea he's done similar things in other countries but I haven't had time to research it yet.
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@wolfgirl569 (97088)
• Marion, Ohio
6 Apr
That is amazing
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Apr
It's very well done. The others are in different poses.
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@LindaOHio (159894)
• United States
7 Apr
Billie Bob is "far out"!!! That's amazing. It's great that he uses recycled materials. Have a good day.
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@JudyEv (327759)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Apr
I like the way he has done the toe-nails.
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