Artist Creates Tree Troll

The Tree Troll, as everyone calls this incredible sculpture, traveled around Seattle for about two years, making appearances at fairs, markets and parades, and capturing the imagination of audiences both young and old. After seeing him and the reactions of spectators at the Fremont Solstice Parade, the Bellagio Casino decided to buy it, and nowadays the tree troll is put on display in a climate-controlled environment for 2 1/2 months of the year, around Thanksgiving. About a quarter million people get to admire him during that time.