Installation  |  January 2010  |  Mixed Media

The FantaShanty was a collaborative project designed for the Art Shanty Projects on Lake Medecine in Plymouth, MN. Artists include myself, Andrea Steudel, Rachel James, Lindsay Montgomery and Michael Stangler. The FantaShanty invited visitors to step off the ice and into a lush, enchanted forest of magic, puppetry and story telling. Guests were welcome to sit in warmth upon soft mushrooms or the grassy forest floor to listen to live music, poetry readings and to watch small puppet shows. Visitors were also encouraged to look through the woods for hidden plants, animals, and other magical creatures. Images by Josh Winkler.

Interior View

Fake Sky/Real Sky

Outside view of the FantaShanty

The performance stage

Tree detail