Some days, I describe myself as a creative free spirit. Then, I come across artists such as Thomas Dambo and I second guess my creativity.
He has created an art exhibit that is unlike any I’ve ever seen. My hope with sharing it with you is that other artists will start participating in this untapped art form.
I also hope that there are many artists already doing this exact stuff and that they will share it with us.
Thomas didn’t just create a piece of art. He created a giant, larger than life, fairy tale.
Tucked away, in a Belgian forest. One (of many) amazing aspects of his creation is that he uses discarded materials, primarily old shelving from a supermarket, discarded pallets and fallen tree branches.
I especially respect those who use materials that others see as “garbage”. Thomas takes these materials and re-envisions them into something jaw dropping!
This magical universe Thomas created is called “The 7 Trolls and the Magical Tower” and made entirely of recycled material. The trolls range from 23 to 59 feet.
The tower alone is 56 feet tall. That is a massive art exhibit isn’t it?
He had a crew of 15 people and it took them 25 weeks to complete this magical place.
Thomas said, “I hope to lure people away from concrete cities and computer screens, into the wild and reconnect them with the natural world.”
If you head over to The Info Times you can read the story Thomas wrote to encompass his giant trolls.
Or, you can check out all the amazing creatures he’s created and tell your own story. This truly is an adventure that just keeps giving.
I love the community of trolls he’s created, each very detailed and unique from the rest. Every troll seems to have his or her own story to tell. I love this amazing fairytale Thomas has created.
As Kate Forsyth said, “I love fairytales because of their haunting beauty and magical strangeness. They are set in worlds where anything can happen. Frogs can be kings, a thicket of brambles can hide a castle where a royal court has lain asleep for a hundred years, a boy can outwit a giant, and a girl can break a curse with nothing but her courage and steadfastness.”
These two giants are among my favorites. I imagine they are finding hidden images in the clouds above.
He has a troll gathering water and one fishing. He even created an intricate dream catcher that one troll is holding.
He has an amazing way of showcasing these often misunderstood and feared creatures in a way that allows you to fall in love with them.
You know, life is strange in that it seems to have a mind of its own.
The universe gives you what you need. Today, I needed a little cheer.
I needed to smile and feel like a kid in a candy store. Thomas did just that with this amazing creation!