urban doors fit on trees make woodhouses by daniel barreto
urban doors fit on trees make woodhouses by daniel barreto urban doors fit on trees make woodhouses by daniel barreto
nov 02, 2013

urban doors fit on trees make woodhouses by daniel barreto

urban doors fit on trees make woodhouses by daniel barreto
all images courtesy of daniel barreto




the series of whimsical images by boston-based artist daniel barreto reveals a small urban environment hidden within a natural forestscape. the digitally composed ‘woodhouses’ are a synthesis of photographed trees from new hampshire and captures of boston city streets. cozy homes, storefronts, and residence doors are superimposed onto pictures of bark and branches, rendering a result that allows the viewer to seemingly peer inside the fictional micro-space.


in order to reinforce the imagined atmosphere and nocturnal ambiance, barreto used computer programs to create depth and shadow that translate as a three-dimensional space. by exploring the idea of bringing life to the static shots, the artist has additionally created a collection of animations that show the tiny lights flickering on and off, adding an element of reality to the mythical world.


an open sign of a store and a residence store fit on the bark of a tree



stacked windows liken themselves to an apartment on the facade of a tree



a tiny yellow house at the base of the bark



peering inside the cozy home fit into the tree



two animations bringing the scenes to life



the original photographs before they were superimposed with each other


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