Hunting Blind (Device for Framing the Landscape)

Construction lumber and fabricated steel beamsĀ 


This project references traditional elevated deer blinds that dot the landscape of the Midwest, while changing the function of the structure. Borrowing the aesthetics and scale of the blind, this sculpture is built atop steel rockers, subtly diverging from the traditional form. The rockers physically sway the structure back and forth with the viewer inside, causing the distant horizon to shift within the frame of the lookout window. This alteration of the traditional structure shifts the purpose of the space from a hunting hideout to a viewfinder for observing the landscape.