'Twisted House' – Indianapolis, Indiana - Atlas Obscura

'Twisted House'

Indianapolis Art Center

Nature and art meet in this curvy creation 

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This topsy-turvy house looks like it’s being supported by its own roof. The sculpture, called “Twisted House,” was created by John McNaughton, an artist whose work has been featured in Smithsonian collections and the White House.

For over 35 years, McNaughton taught woodworking at the University of Southern Indiana. He created this piece in 2015, and it showcases his crafty woodworking skills. The house is crafted from cedar wood while the five windows contain glass. Even the flowers on the windowsill are made out of wood. 

What makes this sculpture unique is that visitors can actually walk into the artwork as if it were an actual house. Visitors can peer out the window and view the surrounding woods. The forest’s dirt makes up the house’s floor. This piece is a stunning example of bringing together nature and art.

This whimsical sculpture can be viewed for free at the Indianapolis Art Center. The art piece is kept outside and is best viewed in warmer weather. 

Know Before You Go

Be sure to check out the other pieces of art at this museum. Admission is free.

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