|Forum topic by UncannyValleyWoods||posted 10-12-2016 11:24 AM||469 views||0 times favorited||21 replies|
10-12-2016 11:24 AM
Edited to add: It turns out a “professional” design company did this work… http://www.synkovhouserepair.com/services.html
Edited again to add this: http://fermata-arts.org/aboutus.php
Apparently this home represents the intersection of design, art, philosophy and poetry…
” A major part of the concept and impetus for forming the Corporation came from the experience of completing “Brentwood, No. 24” in Avon, Connecticut, itself a multifaceted art project, and two previous art projects, “Reverse Pioneering” in Newton, Massachusetts and “Discovering America” in Portland, Oregon. Each of these art projects, with progressive complexity, crosses the disciplinary boundaries between art, architecture, philosophy and poetry. These works expand mental boundaries and broaden the perspective of what people would consider for their own dwellings. One of the most important goals of these projects is the expression of the subjective reality of freedom in the United States, and how this becomes a multifaceted gift that actualizes itself in numerous ways for immigrants to the United States. With that as a point of departure, Fermata continues to mark its progress by the many and varied current and past projects and programs documented on the Our Projects page.”
This is cruel…I admit…but I thought this needed to be seen as a cautionary tale….
A friend sent me this listing for a home and boy was she on to something.
I can’t imagine what the thought process was, but I’m willing to bet that old VHS tapes of PBS craft shows are partially to blame…as well as all the meth in Mexico.
It was listed a few years ago for 1.2 million dollars, because you know…custom woodwork….
I just….I just don’t know what to say other than there is a vector in which skill and design meet and sometimes, the best intentions collide in unforeseen ways…. Kind of like that poor woman who wanted to “fix” that Christ painting a few years ago…
Either way, this was someone’s labor of love and that is to be appreciated. I’d also believe that some poor woodworker was dutifully following his spouse’s commands, shaking his head the whole way through…
-- “If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago, Catholic school children would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks instead of crosses.” ― Lenny Bruce