Known for his incredible outdoor sculptures that depict massive, mythical trolls, Danish recycling artist Thomas Dambo is at it again. Recently, Dambo was commissioned by the Tomorrowland Festival to transform De Schorre park in Boom, Belgium, into an enchanting forest filled with seven of his friendly giant sculptures.
Dambo is also known for using only recycled materials to build his famous trolls.
The new installations have been hand-built from old supermarket shelves. Dambo also used pallets and branches from fallen trees. Over 200 people helped Dambo gather all the materials needed to craft his new cast of creatures.
Not only are the wooden sculptures some new, exciting sites for all visitors to see, but it is also part of the 15th anniversary of the electronic festival. It's his s a gift to the local community.
His troll characters, which range from 7 to 18 meters long, took the artist and his crew of 15 people almost 25 weeks to complete.
"Since I was a child, I always loved to hear different fairytales and folklore stories. I would dream myself 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."
Dambo's '7 Trolls and The Magical Tower' installation tells an enchanting fairytale. Seven giant trolls invite the "little people" of the world to their peaceful life in the forest, away from human destruction.
Dambo explained that with his artwork, "I hope to lure people away from 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."