Resisting Entropy — Dorothy's House

  VIDEO BY JONATHAN LAURENCE

This structure pictured on the right is an interpretation of Dorothy’s house from the 1939 film, The Wizard Of Oz. Based on the 1900 book by Frank Baum, the movie's opening segment in Kansas concluded with Dorothy’s house, having been lifted from earth by a tornado, plummeting to the ground in the land of Oz, inadvertently killing the wicked witch of the east. It is on view in the museum’s Homestead Garden.

The piece was created by Resisting Entropy, a group of artists who work collaboratively within a condensed time frame and shared space. Participating artists are presented with a large volume of discarded materials, and over 24 hours work and live together to transform the materials into unique and unpredictable artworks.

The project was undertaken in conjunction with the Farnsworth Art Museum exhibition The Wonderful World of Oz: Selections from the Willard Carroll/Tom Wilhite Collection now on view in the Crosman gallery.
The artists who participated are:
 

Jared Cowan Andy White
Bethany Engstrom David Allen
Eric Leppanen Trelawney O'Brien
Alexis Iammarino Siglinde Langholz
Owen Cartwright Greta Van Campen
Susan Smith Jonathan Laurence
Ashley Seelig Sean Taylor