This Artist Builds Whimsical Mini Tree Houses Around House Plants
Don’t have space in your backyard for a treehouse? Thanks to one creative artist, there's always room on your windowsill.
Jedediah Corwyn Voltz is a Los Angeles-based prop maker for TV and movies. On the side, Voltz uses leftover bits of scrap wood, fabric, and other materials to construct tiny abodes around succulents and cactus plants, Slate reports.
Voltz has made about 25 of his whimsical sculptures, ranging from “tiny watchtowers in secluded forests, to quiet treetop meditation platforms, to giant bustling windmills and waterwheels,” he told Slate. Each one takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to build.
“I try to build structures that complement the plant they're living in and grow with them,” Voltz wrote in a statement he shared with mental_floss. “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.”
Voltz calls his new sculptural series Somewhere Small. If you want to see the tiny treehouses in person, they will be on view (and for sale) at Virgil Normal, a store in Los Angeles’ Silverlake neighborhood, starting April 23. Voltz is also available for commissions, and he's currently developing DIY miniature treehouse-making kits.
Check out some of Voltz’s playful miniatures below, or visit his website for more information.
All images courtesy of Jedediah Corwyn Voltz.