A form of eco-sustainable public art popular with mountain tourists, especially children. After The Dragon Vaiacreated by artist Marco Martalarand later became the symbol of the forest Storm Vaia which has devastated the now wooded areas of the Belluno Dolomites Buffy the rabbit comes next to the Buffaure cabinin the Buffaure tourist area, a few minutes from the cable car that goes up from the city Fassa pond. An original project by Francesco Avancini.
The most Instagrammed wooden dragon in history, over 6 meters high and 7 meters long, has brought so many tourists to Alpe Cimbra in recent seasons that there have been queues and inconveniences when taking pictures. A work whose exceptionality also lies in its transience. Made from untreated wood that will slowly disappear over time under the force of snow and wind. As well as the other installations that today mark the destinations of tourist routes.
There was that a few days ago tooVaia Eagle from Marcesinaalso made by Martalar: 7 meters high and 5 meters long and weighing 1600 kg, it is the largest wooden eagle in Europe, a work of art that follows the dragon of Vaia di Lavarone Lagorai Wolf.
Commissioned by the Municipality of Grigno and the Mayor Claudio Voltolini to commemorate the terrible forest disaster in the Marcesina plain, site of the largest forest construction site in Europe.
And just like the Vaia dragon, a huge amount of labor was required to make the eagle: 1,800 vines, 100 meters of larch planks and murals covered with 1,500 root pieces and other material collected at km 0 within a kilometer radius from the opera.
“The eagle symbol of Trentino stands for strength and freedom, but also for the force of nature that storm Vaia unleashed here with enormous aggressiveness and power,” writes the sculptor on social media.
The Vaia Dragon created by sculptor Marco Martalar
The wolf by the Trentino artist Franz Avancini
Goat made by Francesco “Franz” Avancini in Trentino, on Mount Bondone
The Buffaure maxi rabbit created in a maxi wooden labyrinth by the Trentino artist Franz Avancini