We love doll houses. Don’t you? Remember spending hours rearranging those tiny beds and closets? Sliding figures down staircases. Moving all the furniture to the roof. 🙂
Perhaps the most appealing part of a doll house is its one open wall. You can see right into everyone’s business. 🙂 Wouldn’t it be great to have a life size one? Heather Benning thought just that when she passed by an abandoned house in Manitoba, Canada. She spent eighteen months of her residency converting the house into a beautiful piece of art.
The artist says, “I [explore] issues of identity, rural displacement and/or reclamation, heritage and nostalgia. My site-specific installations rely on surrounding landscape and architecture to create a mise en scène for the viewer, thus making the works a multi-sensorial experience.”
Don’t you want to play?
All image credit to Heather Benning
Another kind of real life doll house.