You probably already have a good idea of what this is – it’s where everything else goes. If you have a cottage, or a friend with a cottage you want to torture, then you have a place for the art you don’t want but can’t throw out. Or you do want, because it just works here and no where else in the world. Strange but true. Many times, a cottage art collection is simply seen as having a budget of $0 so stuff to adorn the walls is found as refuse and re-purposed.
On recent vacation to cottage country, and inspired by reading Cake Wrecks, I could not help but document some of the work that has been collecting at this location for over 40 years. Please enjoy .. as much as you can.
ah, assemblage work on an ironic faux wood over real wood wall. some curators refer to this as knick-knacks. these objects have a relationship by not having a relationship at all except this shelf.
arrrr! a stern, hidden wooden captain guards the wood pile with a wooden leg. this is a harsh gig for a proud man.
Stunning. We have what at best could be described as a devil deer standing in front a melting easter island head statue.
ah, the majestic Loon. If you doubt me, there is a proof written on the frame. What is a Cottage experience without loon art?
the colours … the colours of this drape in the bedroom will haunt me. This could be a gateway back to the eighties. Would this have been possible without the Les Automatistes? there is a purple lining for every art movement.
perhaps one of the strangest artworks I have seen anywhere is this winking cat giraffe from the Xth dimension. This hung in our bedroom and watched us… watching … who would make such a thing?
CAT GIRAFFE WINKS AT YOU (screaming)
Double dose of cottage art – a lampshade with a homage to shitty Halloween candy packaging design with an approaching jellyfish-squid monster. Were we staying in the cabin of Dr. Moreau?
details of pure whimsy and creepiness. does it casts neat shadows? No, not really .. sigh
FLY WICKER BIRD! FLY!
when copius amounts of birds outside are not enough, then you can wicker one up. this fellow seems to be looking at something interesting on the ground, thus mystery. or perhaps this meant for secret sacrifices among secluded goose enclaves.
This bird was a prop on “metropolis” … just kidding. It is designed to take the left eye of people who are exactly 5’8″ and wandering around the cottage in the dark.
this is made so deliberately useless and occupies such central space that one has to marvel at the similarities to public art.
Is this an abstract expressionism work from New York?
It’s better than a Motherwell – it’s a functional lamp. I assure, they do NOT make them like this anymore.
after you are finished with your art tour, why not attend the local restaurant for some fine dining? Oh, this is why.