Shelter Shift

DysART Trail

Shelter Shift

Haliburton, Ontario K0M, Canada

Created By: Tammy Rea

Point of Interest Details

Artist: Phillip Vander Weg

About: “Shelter Shift” is a continuation of the Vander Weg shelter series, which references a “house/shelter” iconic form. The ‘shift ‘refers to the fact that little in the sculptures is at right angles; planes have shifted, or are askew. The intent is to both confuse what is three-dimensional, and in the process to create an intentional degree of ambiguity, a duality of real and perceived space. Intense primary colours create a childlike reference, making the form playful, and a welcoming space to visit. For many it depicts a 3D representation of a child’s sketch of a house.

Shelter Shift was decommisioned in June 2017.

Materials: Wood, paint, hardware.

This point of interest is part of the tour: DysART Trail


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