“Many many years ago, in a country so pretty.
Lived small friendly people with big magic trolls.
They watered the flowers, praised the sun and the birds.
Because with out all of this there would be no future
But at some point in time, and no one really knows when,
It was like all the small people, forgot all of this.
They started building and building, bigger and bigger;
a city so big it would cover the sun.
But in a place with no sun, no flowers has colours
no birds can sing songs and no trolls they can live.
So the trolls started walking, up into the mountains.
Away from the city, the noise and the smoke.
And they found a new home, maybe the last of its kind?
Where the sun would still shine on the flowers and birds.
But the trolls missed the friends – so from the mountains they whistled
A song so the people could find their new home.
The trolls greeted them welcome and gave a friendly reminder:
To water the flowers, praise the sun and the birds.
Because with out all of this there would be no future.”
The Mountain Trolls is the second installment of Thomas Dambo’s ongoing project:
“The great story of the little people and the giant trolls”,
and consists of 5 giant trolls, made from local scrapwood
at Pyeonggang botanical garden in South Korea.
The project wants to bring art out of the museum, show the beautiful and often overlooked nature spots,
and at the same time give an exciting and different experience.