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Home is where the art is: Tadashi Kawamata’s shelter installation in Madison Square Park, NYC

Tree huts
Tree Huts, an installation by Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata, seeks to explore the architecture of shelter and the idea of placing what is decidedly a private place, a home, into a public space, Madison Square Park, and encouraging conversation about the meaning of both.”

My husband works in the famous Flatiron Building outside Madison Square Park (near the Shake Shack). I assigned him the mission of snapping a few shots so you can see them.

Watch this nifty video of the project in progress. Here are lots of photos of progress and final. Here’s a blog about the project.

Tree Huts will remain in Madison Square Park through the end of the year. So come for a visit.

Major thanks to NotCot for posting about a poster I made that’s in the Shiny Squirrel shop! And to Holly at Decor8 for mentioning my work next to this incredible illustrator on her blog! So honored.

6 Responses to Home is where the art is: Tadashi Kawamata’s shelter installation in Madison Square Park, NYC

  1. Chelsea October 2, 2008 at 12:12 am #

    I love this.

  2. Samantha Hahn October 2, 2008 at 5:17 am #

    it’s so clever isn’t it!!!?!

  3. Jolie October 2, 2008 at 12:00 pm #

    That’s my building in the back. I’m going to move into one.

  4. samantha October 2, 2008 at 12:01 pm #

    so cool! I love them. It would be great to be able to go up into one. They’re like a child’s dream treehouse!

  5. Sub-Studio October 2, 2008 at 1:21 pm #

    Hey Samantha! Would you be willing to email me a larger res image (250px in its shortest length) of the middle image? I’d like to link to your post on notcot…:) Thanks!

  6. Samantha Hahn October 2, 2008 at 3:10 pm #

    Sure thing!! I’ll send it over right now!
    Samantha

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