I’ve never met a kid who didn’t love a good treehouse. Even as adults, the longing for a treehouse stays with us, evolving into treehouse-themed wedding venues and boutique hotels that we share on social media. Treehouses are just cool, period, so naturally, if we could at least welcome the freedom, escapism, and magical realism that we assume is awaiting us in each treehouse out in the world, we would. That’s where Jedediah Corwyn Voltz comes in.
In his sculptural series called Somewhere Small, the Los Angeles-based artist crafts the childhood summer wonder a la a fairy garden approach. Each plant comes adorned with a fantastical and abstract treehouse that could turn any heart into a trampoline.
Voltz comes from a background not so unfamiliar; it’s just on a much larger scale. He’s racked up more than a decade of commercial prop-making experience. With Somewhere Small, a series of 25+ adorable nature hangouts, he starts each one from scratch, responsible for the spread of curious building materials, such as tiny lumber for structure and equally tiny art pieces for good taste. Detail is key and Voltz knows what he’s doing.
See examples of his little killer treehouses below.