Friday, August 1, 2008

Life-Size Dollhouse by Heather Benning


Anyone planning a summer vacation in Saskatchewan? As you know, we have a slight dollhouse fetish so even though this art installation is a few years old, we thought you'd get a kick out of it. Canadian artist Heather Benning transformed an abandoned farmhouse into a life-sized dollhouse.


The worn exterior of the two-story structure was largely left untouched except for the replacement of one exterior wall with Plexiglass to provide a voyeuristic look into the home akin to a typical dollhouse. Benning has decorated the inside with furnishings from the 1960s, the decade in which the farmhouse was abandoned.

The Dollhouse was finished in 2006 and we aren't able to determine if it's still on view. If you're in Saskatchewan, swing by and find out - it's located off of Highway 2 near Sinclair.
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