artist turns her new york home into a psychedelic retreat
 
artist turns her new york home into a psychedelic retreat
nov 06, 2014

artist turns her new york home into a psychedelic retreat

artist turns her new york home into a psychedelic retreat
all images courtesy of katwise

 

 

 

when american artist kat o’sullivan purchased a run-down 1840s residence in upstate new york, she planned for its total reconstruction into a psychedelic retreat, painted in a spectrum of rainbow hues and large-scale frescoes. since then, she and partner mason brown have added oddly shaped windows, vibrantly colored exterior paneling and a pink front door to their home, transforming it into ‘calico’. black-painted trim gives the entire scheme a cartoon-like quality, as if torn from the pages of a comic magazine. a hand-painted mural illustrated near the roof draws out the shape of smiling mouth, while two adjacent window-frames serve as the eyes of the architectural face.

kat o’sullivan psychedelic home in new york home
o’sullivan has added oddly shaped windows to exterior

kat o’sullivan psychedelic home in new york home
colorful exterior paneling is painted in a spectrum of rainbow hues

kat o’sullivan psychedelic home in new york home
black painted outlines give the entire exterior a cartoon-like quality

kat o’sullivan psychedelic home in new york home
murals painted near the roof illustrate a smiling face, completed by window frames acting like eyes

kat o’sullivan psychedelic home in new york home
the artist’s bus parked outside is colorized with a similar stylistic approach

kat o’sullivan psychedelic home in new york home
vibrant shades are painted onto the walls of the home

kat o’sullivan psychedelic home in new york home
working on the residence

 

 

h/t [visual news]

  • beautiful explosion of color. intense picture, they are art unto themselves love it

    Linda
  • I Love this,beautiful work!!!!

    Betty Jo
  • I LOVE it!

    I wish Ms. Sullivan all the best, and hope that this is not her last effort at house painting.

    Heidi L. Schumann
  • this appeals to my inner ‘hippy’ and I like it a lot. The only down side is when you need to repaint it. I guess you could take lots of pictures, then start again with a neutral base. It looks great! Thanks for sharing. PS your spouse is very understanding of the artist spirit.

    Fenya Kashergen
  • Brilliant and absolutely delightful.

    Ron Smith
  • Huntertwasser LIVES.

    Daniel Morris
  • Long live Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters!

    dextersdragon
  • Good for you.
    Please repost pics after the first or even during a substantial snow fall.

    Dale Mallie

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