Little House Project will cement artist’s legacy
boulder»Although sculptor Adam Junior is preparing to move away from Boulder this month, a small piece of him will remain in town through a participatory art project he dubbed the Little House Project.
Maybe you’ve seen one of Junior’s little houses around town, sticking out of a tree or resting on a rock. The gray houses are made out of lightweight cement and stand just a few inches tall. You can find them in six different styles: small, regular, ranch, high ranch, tall and McMansion.
Junior, who works at the front desk of the University of Colorado Art Museum when he’s not making art, made 15,333 cement houses for an August exhibit titled “Keepsakes” at the Fort Collins Museum of Art.
But when the exhibit came down, Junior decided to keep the piece going by giving away the houses and encouraging people to spread them around and photograph them in their new environment. That’s how the Little House Project was born.
“They are free to take, to move, to do whatever you choose,” Junior wrote in a post on Facebook.
Junior, 35, has been making houses artistically for at least the past 10 years.
Since Junior, his wife, their dog and their cat are moving to New Zealand at the end of December, he has been giving away the little houses in bulk. He started by giving them to artists and graduate students in Boulder, then put up several posts on Craigslist with the intention of giving some of the houses away to teachers. Sarah Kuta, Daily Camera
Boulder sculptor Adam Junior made 15,333 tiny cement houses for a recent art show in Fort Collins.