Fairy House from Fire Wood

How about a log house to inspire the imagination of a little boy? All of my other sculptures are works of art, not toys. But this one is designed for a friend’s child. I wanted it to be rustic and durable and not have any choking hazards.

Thanks to my friend Jeff for letting me scavenge this hollow log from his firewood pile. It has a perfect, natural opening for an entrance. I carved the door from a slab of oak bark. I used a strap of leather for the hinge and pegged it with oak twigs, epoxied into holes.

I applied a little gold leaf to the back wall so when you look through the bamboo panes you see a mysterious glint. Also I hinged the roof to encourage him to peer inside…and probably drop toys down in to be rescued out the front door.