The wooden trolls
He builds massive wooden trolls in the forests around the world.
Dambo says his goal in doing this work is to lure people away from the computer screens.
There is a lot of joy that people miss when they live their lives in the concrete jungles of our modern cities.
By looking for his artwork, Dambo hopes that everyone can find a way to reconnect with the natural world.
Dambo Uses Recycled Materials for Each Sculpture
All of Dambo’s huge sculptures are made from recycled materials.
Using reclaimed wood allows the artist to show everyone the full potential of what the product can do.
Dambo says that he always loved to listen to the different stories of folklore and fairytales when growing up.
He would often imagine that he was whisked away to a magical world filled with trolls and dragons.
When he reached his teen years, Dambo started writing his own stories.
He created a career as a rapper, put out records, and creating a new universe while on tour.
This artistic project is in that same mindset.
He combines all of his talents into one outcome that encourages people to get outside to have some fun.
The Artist Calls This Project His New Fairytale
Dambo says that he calls this undertaking the “Seven Trolls and the Magical Tower.”
He describes the work as being a new fairytale that uses sculptures instead of words.
Every troll is different.
The tallest is 59 feet in height, while the tower that is part of the work stands at 56 feet.
Dambo had a crew of 15 people helping him to make each sculpture.
The entire project took over six months to finish.
Most of the wood that you can see in the work comes from pallets, branches from fallen trees, and old shelves from a supermarket.
One of the most impressive installations is a couple lying in a field, looking up into the sky as they watch clouds float by.
I guess Dambo has a Studley toolbox to help him with his creations 🙂
You will need to travel to Belgium to see this work at the moment.
Everyone who sees the work tends to have their favorite one, and each has its own name.
More info on thomasdambo.com