“Like a treehouse but a dreaming skywards citadel, a sculpture which you explore, a fairytale-esque journeyland to delight the mind’s eye.”
Rob Heard, 47, from somerset, England creates the “Bough Houses” form Leylandil, a tree that has no real use once felled. Artist Rob hit on the idea of creating the sculptures as a way of staving off boredom, after he got injured in a car accident that left him to bed rest for six months. Each single piece of bought houses can take up to 400 or 500 hours to build.
Rob takes his inspiration from the rolling countryside surrounding his home, the boughs of wood used for the houses are cut from local trees found lying in the fields close to his home. The designs do not follow an explicit plan or process, each piece is unique.
Here are some of the outstanding Bough Houses by Rob Heard. You can follow him on Facebook.