Gallery: Ethan Hayes-Chute’s Quirky Wooden Shacks are a Delightful Hodg...

 
While these ramshackle huts may seem like they were transported straight from the backwoods, they're actually site-specific installations built by Portland, Maine artist Ethan Hayes-Chute. Since 2008, Hayes-Chute has been building these quirky huts, hermitages and shacks while exploring themes of self-sufficiency, self-preservation and self-exclusion. Built completely out of salvaged wood, found materials and vintage and antique goods, the huts are piecemeal - as though they were constructed slowly over time. Hayes-Chutes builds these shacks inside museums and galleries so visitors can tour through them and experience a mode of living that is normally inaccessible.

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  1. nullcorp September 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    “Hayes-Chutes builds these shacks inside museums and galleries so visitors can tour through them and experience a mode of living that is normally inaccessible” – poverty!

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