made by Dam, Denmark, circa early 1970s
|I had this ugly troll bull when I was 5 or 6 years old. It had a shock of synthetic hair coming out of a hollow cavity in its head, and it had both horns AND an udder. Basically, it was a hideous mutant.
I guess I took it into the bathtub one too many times, and due to the hollow head, it always smelled funky and damp. My Mom hated this thing, and as soon as I turned 8 and turned my back, she sold it at a yard sale. It is long gone. Probably in the bottom of a landfill by now.
I painted this picture of it so I could have my troll again.
|Below, another version of the troll bull, from the 2006 painting
"Cows Run Loose in Clarkdale Sometimes" ,
a tribute to the cows that sometimes wander into town from nearby ranchlands along the Verde River