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May 15, 2014

Swiss artist Not Vital's home, NotOna Tunnel


Wrote Alainna Lexie Beddie in the April 27 New York Times, "In 2008, the Swiss artist Not Vital (pronounced note vee-TAL) bought an island in a body of water that stretches from Chile to Argentina. 'It is not big, and it is not small,' he said of of the island, NotOna, made of marble. True to his other projects, he respected the habitat in building a home there: he carved a 50-meter path through the marble to create the NotOna tunnel (below),


his 'house,' a peaceful getaway for watching the sun and moon rise 'from the inside world.' At the tunnel's entrance is a minimalist concrete box (top), filled with the repurposed marble, which he calls 'Big Stairs.' 'The surface was not enough for me, it seems,' he said. 'Maybe that's why I wanted to be a sculptor after all.' He sleeps on a mattress with a sleeping bag and shares the place with a single mink."


More works by this artist here.

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