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Michelle Camden, Hampton, CT   

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Truly a folky old little house! Unfinished and by looking at the windows was made using only a small saw. It appears that the artist was copying an existing building. The workmanship is very crude, yet there is a mind at work here in the shabby elegance of this piece. The rooms and their placement are quite sophisticated. The porches and bow windows are true to scale and the use of light and space is eerily reminiscent of an Edward Hopper painting. We will never know who made it, but there is a definite personality within the walls of this forgotten project. I can't help thinking of a young boy that had real talent, but was too poor to pursue anything but the struggle of poverty in the depression years. Of course that is just speculation, but there is a definite sense of sadness about this little house that the lover of extreme primitives can appreciate. It's the story that will never be told, but will never be silent either. I have many more photos to share so don't hesitate to ask. They show more of the unexpected intricate details, The base measures 16" across the front and there is a square hole in the bottom as if it might have been intended to be a bird house. Or that was the excuse to create it, perhaps. The house is very heavy, so it is not pine. My guess is oak - maybe chestnut or walnut.

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Unusual VERY Primitive Old OOAK Folk Art Wooden Bird House Sculpture

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Sunshine Through the Lattice


Michelle Camden
Hampton, CT   

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