Author: Odessa Boehm and Enid Huang

Tinkertown: The Overgrown Industrial Playground

Studio: ARCS 4105 – Studio 6

Professor: Honorata Pienkowska 

Year: Fall 2020

Project Description

This project is a response to a brief called “A Canvas for the Imagination- The Artist in their Studio”, set in a derelict, small house in downtown Ottawa. The proposal speculates how it might be transformed when two famous inhabitants move in. These characters are Surrealist photographer and artist Man Ray and his muse, lover, student and later war photographer Lee Miller. Their relationship was tempestuous and its twists and turns are played out within the individual spaces of the house. Here we see the front of the house and glimpse fragments of their life within.