In search of the 7 Trolls and the Magic Tower in a mysterious Belgian forest
Once upon a time there was a child, Thomas Dambo, fascinated by dragons, giants and other imaginary monsters. Become an artist in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, he took it into his head to tell stories from wooden sculptures, representing mysterious creatures. One of his tales is called The 7 Trolls and the Magic Tower. To know the story, you have to go to a forest in Belgium, where seven wooden sculptures representing these giants from 7 to 18 meters high are hidden, somewhere in the middle of the woods. It took 25 weeks for the 15 people on his team to bring this extraordinary project to fruition. “Let go of your screens and go back to nature,” says Thomas Dambo.
In order to educate the public about ecology, these sculptures were fashioned from recycled materials, in particular wood from old supermarket shelves, pallets or simply from already uprooted trees recovered in the forest. The seven trolls are arranged around a 17 meter high tower, the famous magic tower of the tale! His sculptures can be discovered in De Schorre park, in Boom, between Brussels and Antwerp. This project is the last in a series and you can see other wooden trolls in Florida, Puerto Rico, Copenhagen, China or even South Korea, as you can see on this card. Follow the work of Thomas Dambo on thomasdambo.com