Deserted Dollhouse: Street Artist Crafts Eerie Miniature Abandoned Home

Created over the course of six months, this 1:10 scale model of
a rundown home may be the most creepy and depressing dollhouse
ever created, softened somewhat with miniaturized graffiti
murals by its maker.

Alice Pasquini is an Italian street artist who, with this model
(dubbed The Unchanging World), aimed to capture the
mixed reality of passing from childhood to adulthood in a
single structure — perhaps deserted by a child, or left behind
by an adult.

The dilapidated building seems to be in disrepair, but as its
creator learned along the way: making things look broken,
cracked and decayed ‘naturally’ requires incredible attention
to detail.

The meticulous construction project was carefully planned out
in drawings, and the finished product features dripping colors,
peeling wallpaper, broken furnishings and other meticulously
crafted little touches.

Set to be part of a solo exhibition in Rome, the piece was
inspired in part by the “mid-20th century British
psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott,” reports Jessica
, “whose book Play and Reality, theorizes that play
is essential to our well-being as children and adults. He also
viewed toys as transitional objects that, for children, are
both real and imaginary at the same time.”

The artist considers “playing a serious game,” and
observes that kids “move easily between realities that are
real and fantasy.” She says she “was interested in that
in-between space and its potential—this other dimension that
isn’t outside of us or inside of us. This is where real
creativity lives.”

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