Monday, April 27, 2009

Does It Open on a Hinge?

Check out this life-sized dollhouse by Canadian artist Heather Benning. She found an abandoned farmhouse and decided to transform it into a giant version of the toy beloved by many young children.

While most exterior walls were left alone, one side was removed and replaced with Plexiglass to provide the dollhouse-y, voyeuristic look. Inside, the rooms were painted bright colors and filled with 1960s furniture. (The farmhouse was abandoned in the 60s.)

As a kid who was wild about dollhouses, I think this is pretty neat. And again, I love wild public art, so this was right up my alley.

Road trip to Canada, anyone?