forest dwellings made of trees limbs, leaves, brush…whatever is there

'The Dwellings, 2012' by Ellie Davies

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When we walk through park or woods, we secretly  imagine how we would surive there if we had to. What kind of shelter would we devise with what is there? It’s kid thinking, really: of forts and snug secret places, combined with our love of shelters of all kinds. Artist Elle Davies made that fantasy real in The Dwellings, a series of photographs of  structures created “using a variety of traditional and improvised building techniques… from materials gathered from the forest floor.”

'The Dwellings, 2012' by Ellie Davies

ellie davies

'The Dwellings, 2012' by Ellie Davies

ellie davies

'The Dwellings, 2012' by Ellie Davies

ellie davies

'The Dwellings, 2012' by Ellie Davies

ellie davies

'The Dwellings, 2012' by Ellie Davies

ellie davies

We look at each one and wonder ‘what’s inside?’ Would we dare go in, and make it our own…play house…take a nap? What dreams would we dream there?’

During our wanderings, we’re looking at what’s around a bit differently now…

via designboom
photos courtesy ellie davies

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