jedediah corwyn voltz builds tiny treehouses in succulent and cacti plants jedediah corwyn voltz builds tiny treehouses in succulent and cacti plants
apr 15, 2016

jedediah corwyn voltz builds tiny treehouses in succulent and cacti plants

jedediah corwyn voltz builds tiny treehouses in succulent and cacti plants
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as a prop builder, illustrator and painter in los angeles, jedediah corwyn voltz always seems to find himself surrounded by plants and half finished sculptures. for his latest series of work titled ‘somewhere small’, voltz has crafted tiny treehouses around succulents and cacti. ‘building miniatures for stop motion always leaves me with a huge bin of scrap balsa, basswood, and various fabrics,’ voltz says. ‘I found myself making little fantasy constructions out of that stuff during my downtime, which led to me building some more serious ones in little diorama settings. last year, I built my first living treehouse and since then, I’ve made almost 25 of them — from tiny watchtowers in secluded forests, to quiet treetop meditation platforms, and giant bustling windmills and waterwheels.’

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the miniature structures complement the plants they inhabit, growing with and around them. populating these fictional worlds is handmade pottery, silk rugs, furniture, sculptures, paintings, and various other accessories that occupy the house. most of the plants are filled with semi precious stones like tigers eye, labradorite, quartz, amethyst, and apatite, all in their raw forms. ‘this is my way of bringing my love of geology into my work just a little bit,’ the artist says.

 

beginning on april 23rd, ‘somewhere small’ is presented at gallery/boutique virgil normal in los angeles. 

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[h/t] thisiscolossal

  • Ok this is excellent. Such a simple and meaningless concept becomes an entirely new, refreshing and fun idea. Id be very happy to buy and support this artist. Bravo! Oh…one thing…besides the cost of the piece, what happens when the plants grow and the houses need repairs and renovations? Twice a year, shipped back to the maker? Uh-oh….

    charles says:
  • Wonderful idea and work!!!!

    hoffmann says:

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