Jedediah Corwyn Voltz is an artist based in Los Angeles who works as a movie prop builder. This project—making miniature tree houses for houseplants—is called Somewhere Small.
Voltz build tiny tree houses around bonsai trees and other plants. He adds tiny furniture, rugs, and pictures on the walls.
“Building miniatures for stop motion always leaves me with a huge bin of scrap balsa, basswood, various fabrics, etc. and I found myself making little fantasy constructions out of that stuff during my downtime. Those little scrap forts led to me building some more serious ones in little diorama settings, and last year I built my first living treehouse. Since then, I’ve made almost 25 of them, from tiny watchtowers in secluded forests, to quiet treetop meditation platforms, to giant bustling windmills and waterwheels.”
“I started build elaborate forts for my GI Joe toys when I was nine or ten. I’d dig into hillsides, move rocks to make fortifications. When winter came around, I turned to my mothers large selection of indoor house plants. It was pretty common to have 4-5 of these secret bases going simultaneously. Later in life, I began working my way into the stop motion and toy commercial industry. I found myself with big bins of tiny pieces of scrap materials that were left over after jobs. During my down time, I’d start haphazardly glueing some of these together to make crude forts and towers. Nowadays its tough to find a plant in my house or yard that doesn’t have some sort of architectural adornment.”
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