Sofa Fort Art

Emily Binks recently won Scotland's largest art prize, the Glenfiddich Residency Award, worth £10,000, for her sculptures that consist of abandoned pieces of furniture piled on top of each other.

Her sculptures remind many of the "sofa forts" that children like to make. In fact, a representative of the award program specifically called attention to this resemblance: "Her sculptural assemblage invokes a basic fundamental of the human condition: from building dens as children to setting up homes as independent adults, we can all relate to the creation of a place to shelter and a sense of belonging."

More info: Press and Journal, TYWKIWDBI

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 16, 2016
     Category: Art | Furniture

If someone explained to my kids that what they were building was "art" they would never tear them down (not that they do such a good job now).
Posted by crc on 03/16/16 at 09:41 AM
Ach, neu, Lassie, that lukes moar lak sumtin Ol Ness wood barf oop.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/16/16 at 11:38 AM
I wonder how much it would cost to rent a shipping container, transport it 2,500 miles to the nearest sea port and ship it across the pond? For only the cost of shipping and handling, I would be willing to send her one or two containers of our finest raw materials. This would keep it out of our land fill.
Posted by BMN on 03/16/16 at 01:48 PM
And she couldn't even make it so there was one place to actually sit down. Pffffftttt
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/16/16 at 03:13 PM
Reminds me of my college dorm room.
Posted by KDP on 03/16/16 at 05:31 PM
Another waste of time and money by one of the protected lion snacks.
Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 03/17/16 at 11:51 AM
I can see that kind of art every garbage day in my town.
Posted by Dave Plechaty on 03/20/16 at 03:39 AM
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