Approximately 20 minutes south of Louisville, KY is Bernheim Forest, a 16,000 acre arboretum that is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. To celebrate, Bernheim collaborated with Danish artist, Thomas Dambo, to construct three giant sculptures throughout the arboretum using recycled wood from the region. The sculptures depict three giants: Mama Loumari, Little Nis, and Little Elina.
Mama Loumari, who is pregnant with her third child, is seen relaxing and enjoying nature while her two children are out and about exploring the forest.
Little Nis is the youngest and smallest of the Forest Giants. He likes to explore and is excited by his newest discovery - his reflection!
Little Elina is the older sister of Little Nis. She loves rocks and is building the outline of a feather with them.
The family arrived at Bernheim in March of 2019 and they are expected to reside in the arboretum for at least 3 years.
If you go:
- Bernheim Forest is located approximately 20 minutes south of Louisville in Clermont, KY, which is also home to the Jim Beam distillery.
- Bernheim is open daily, 7am - 7pm, but is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
- The admission to Bernheim is a $10 per car donation.