Faux stone turns the unnatural into the supernatural: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

Categories: Art, Comics

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Westwood: Postal pyramid.

Nothing quite says dead letter like the faux-stone postal pyramid pictured above. While the sturdy base looks almost normal, it's the rocky roof that turns this unnatural mailbox into something almost supernatural...

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The faux-stone covered lean-to and mailbox pictured above make a complimentary, yet curious pairing. The mix-matched faux stones and slap-dash faux-stone masonry simultaneously suggest the work of a harried craftsman after an unexpected close-out sale at a nearby building center.

The most remarkable aspect of this fake-rock project is the slope of the mailbox rooftop. By tilting the roof line ever so slightly, the builder has miraculously created a mailbox that appears to be a solemn monument to the dead undertaking of the written message.

Below, the faux-stone day bed...

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