Aug 31, 2019
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The Tale of the 7 Trolls and the Magical Tower of Belgium

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Artwork by Thomas Dambo

 

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
the seven trolls stood as tall as the pines

 

Artwork by Thomas Dambo

 

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

 

Artwork by Thomas Dambo

 

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

 

Artwork by Thomas Dambo

 

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

 

Artwork by Thomas Dambo

 

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

 

Artwork by Thomas Dambo

 

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

 

Artwork by Thomas Dambo

 

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

 

Artwork by Thomas Dambo

 

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

 

Artwork by Thomas Dambo

 

Thomas Dambo is a self-proclaimed ‘recycle art activist’ based in Copenhagen, Denmark. His larger-than-life public sculptures are made and ‘upcycled’ from found and discarded materials and his works can be found across the globe.

His latest work, The 7 Trolls and the Magical Tower, can be found at De Schorre Provincial Park in Boom, Belgium. For more incredible works by Dambo, you can find him at the links below.

 

 

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Artwork by Thomas Dambo

 

 

Article Categories:
art · belgium · BEST OF · installation · plastic · reuse · sculpture · STORIES · TRAVEL · upcycle · wood

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