Figuring out how to make components and materials that you normally toss in the trash work as art inspired me to build these fabously detailed Fairy Houses.


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The under structure of each is made from things like drinks containers, tubes, gum holders, juice containers, Dove body wash bottles. Lots of recycled elements and found objects.

I taught myself how to make these through trial and error. Some of the stones are styrofoam coated in a mixture I created too look like stone while others are stones found along Lake Michigan. The Puppy Palace, has a turntable crank that is a music box playing, “How much is that doggy in the window.” Some tops lift and there are lights inside…to see these in person is a real treat. I’m hoping to get a show at the Chicago Botanical Gardens.

I hope you enjoy looking at all the details.