Nellie"s Needles

Saturday, October 16, 2010

ArtPrize ... One of My Favorite Entries

A most intriguing ArtPrize entry was this small livable dwelling constructed with salvaged materials.

Here's the artist's information:
Brent Ahmicasaube embraces his Native culture by creating functional art using salvaged materials. His father,an artist, taught Brent the trade of skilled carpentry while beautifying several 'fixer uppers' in his youth. Brent studied Fine Art at Michigan State University and Lansing Community College. For almost a decade Brent has been restoring historical homes and commercial buildings (Heritage Craftsmen). He currently lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and son in the home he restored and renovated (containing salvaged pieces of over 100 homes).
And more pictures of this house exhibited at the Douglas J. Aveda Institute in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Note the bowed out wall on the sides.
How about those hand rails? and risers?

 It's a 500 square foot one-room charmer with a sleeping loft. 
I could see it as a backyard studio ... or a wonderful guest house.


paula said...

gotta love that. the door is super cool!

Colleen Kole said...

the light and the windows are my favorites...I miss Artprize! Have you recuperated yet?

June Calender said...

Very fun house -- yes, it would be a super studio. Thanks for showing it. What a fascinating time you've had in Michigan.

Heather said...

I love that little house Nellie. He's a talented fellow and shows us what can be done without spending a fortune. Very pertinent around the world with the current state of affairs. The amount of waste mankind creates appals me.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I would be thrilled to have this as an art studio - totally fun! Thank you for showing it.

Quiltbenaco said...

abbiamo appena finito di restaurare casa,
ci รจ costata una fortuna,
se avessimo visto prima questo modo di sistemare le cose....
Ciao Domenica

Nellie's Needles said...

A translation to English of Quiltbenaco's comment:

we have as soon as ended to restore house,
a fortune has cost us,
if we had before seen this way to arrange

Kay said...

Isn't that delightful!