A charming second empire house from St.Louis, set on a sandy hill of the Sonora Desert, with a saguaro and a greater road runner.
'Beep-Beep (Homage to the iconic cartoon) Second empire style houses and mansions were very popular everywhere in the US around the late 1800s – some of the most beautiful examples can be seen today around Lafayette Park in the historic Soulard district of St. Louis. I set this one on the sand dunes of the Sonora Desert, with a huge saguaro and a greater roadrunner to pay homage to the iconic cartoon…(Wiley is lying in ambush behind the house, obviously ;))
This image is one of the 12 pieces from my collection titled Runaway Houses. The series portrays imaginary old buildings in different historic architectural styles from all around the world - but instead of their original urban environment they are placed in a natural setting that is typical in the neighbourhood of their place of origin. The series was inspired by one of my favorite books from my childhood, a story of Norwegian writer Tor Age Bringsvaerd about an old house that is rescued by birds from demolition. '
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January 6th, 2021
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