Heather Benning Torches Her Dollhouse!

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Reid Dickie

Saskatchewan artist Heather Benning set her artwork The Dollhouse on fire this week, burning it to the ground. It stood since 2007 next to BenningwebManitoba Highway #2 near the Saskatchewan border, evoking wonder and nostalgia while making a statement on the abandonment of the family farm. Heather says the destruction of the piece completes the circle, “From a ruin to a work of art … to a ruin again.” She documented the fire and plans an exhibition called The Death of The Dollhouse.

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For background on The Dollhouse check out my post and my video. By the way, this video appeared on the National Post website today. I am in no way connected with the National Post. The video was used without permission or even a request for such. I thank Heather and the Reston Recorder for the picture of the fire. To freedom…

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Filed under Art Actions, Fires, Heritage Buildings, Pioneers

One response to “Heather Benning Torches Her Dollhouse!

  1. I found the glass walls to be much more interesting than the flames consuming your Doll House. Though I may not understand the art behind the burning, I appreciate your sharing your vision with the rest of us. Keep sharing, that is what makes life interesting.

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