Fremont Troll, a sculpture by Steve Badanes, Will Martin, Donna Walter, and Ross Whitehead, commissioned by the Fremont Arts Council in 1990. The troll under a bridge is inspired from Norwegian folklore. N. 36th Street at Troll Avenue N, (under the north end of the Aurora Bridge), Fremont, Seattle, WA, USA, 27 May 2018
The troll under a bridge looks like it might have escaped from an animated cartoon film!
Fremont Arts Council held an art competition in 1990. The aim in part was to restore a gloomy area under a bridge, which was being used for dumping rubbish illicitly and a place for shady characters. The troll won the competition as it were. And the troll is doing a fine job keeping an eye on the place, acting as a deterrent and it’s art. Could it be that shady characters do not like trolls or perhaps having lots of tourists turning up continuously taking snaps might be a turn-off for their dealings! Whatever it is, it is entertaining a lot of kids and families.
Location: Fremont, Seattle, WA, USA
Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff