The 7 Trolls And The Magical Tower

30. August 2019

Thomas Dambo has made a long range of different projects all over the world. Thomas and his crew make everything from furniture and scenography to big and small art installations and sculptures, – all from recycled materials. The 7 Troll you will find in De Schorre, Boom, Belgium

A Message from Thomas Dambo:

My name is Thomas Dambo, I build giant wooden trolls around the world and hide them in wilderness and forests. By doing this I hope to lure people away from the concrete cities and computer screens, into the wild and reconnect them with the natural world. I build all my enormous sculptures of recycled materials, to show the potential in this precious material, which is often discarded and becomes a threat to the natural world. Since I was a child I always loved to hear different fairytales and folklore stories, and dream my self away into magical worlds filled with dragons and trolls. As a teenager I started writing my own stories as a rapper, putting out records, touring and creating a universe, where I could tell these stories. In my latest project, I combined all of the above. Recycling, Rapping, Nature, and Sculptures. The project is called “The 7 Trolls and The Magical Tower” it’s a fairytale, told through sculptures and words, hidden in a forest, all made of recycled materials. I know it sounds a bit confusing, but watch the video and it will all make sense.

They were seven good friends both together and alone
by the river in the valley in the forest they had home
they had seen the sun set and rise a million times
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Una and Joures were friends for life and like to lay in the grass
watching the skies crawl by telling stories about the past
Mikil was strong as a dragon and always on his way
Kamiel was wearing a mask a new for every day

Arvid like to carve his dreams into ancient trees
Hannes to put pearls on a string for everyone to see
and little Nora had only seen the sun rise around a million times
she was still a growing troll with her tail and young mind

They could see past the forest to where the future emerged
they had seen civilizations crumble and new rise from the dirt
they had seen the mountains grow turn to ice melt and burn
seen the fish turn to birds and seen the continents turn

And now they saw these little people with actions so great
It could break what forever and ever had made
And the trolls got afraid life should never be borrowed
It was meant to be shared with the day of tomorrow

So the seven trolls gathered up on a mountain top
To find a new way the old way of now had to stop
and Kamiel spoke up – we must help them get better
the little people mean good but they are too young to be clever

Let’s build them a tower as tall as a troll
and show them all beings are one in the soul
It took them all winter by summer it was done
they then invited all the little people to come

And the little people walked to the top where they opened their eyes
and saw past the forests the mountains and skies
they saw to the future with tears in their eyes
what they saw no one knows but the eyes never lie

Images: Courtesy of the Artist

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