If you've always loved a good treehouse, then LA-based artist Jedediah Corwyn Voltz is about to take your adoration to new heights. In his series Somewhere Small, he crafts cute miniature treehouse sculptures that wrap around common household plants, mainly succulents and cacti.
Using his 10 years of experience as a prop builder for TV and movie projects, he has so far created 25 of the little wooden structures including everything from the typical treehouse we've come to expect to unusual watchtowers that peer out of the top of leaves. Each piece is made from all the scraps he has left over from building sets elsewhere, including balsa wood, basswood and various fabrics.
Speaking to Creative Boom, he said: "I try to build structures that complement the plant they're living in, and grow with them. I've hand made pottery, silk rugs, furniture, sculptures, paintings, and various other accessories to populate these little worlds. Most of my 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."
Jedediah calls himself a prop builder, sculptor, illustrator and painter by trade. Originally from New Hampshire, he went to school at the Savannah College of Art and Design and now resides in Los Angeles. His unusual treehouse sculptures are due to go on display from 23rd April at LA's Virgil Normal. Discover more of his work at jcv.bigcartel.com.
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