Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The (Artist compound) Home of.... Ben Nuhn

Ben Huhn lives in a beautiful artists compound in Austin. From his home he has spent the last 2.5 years making Tie Dye tents that have been inspired by the landscape. The first tent was created for himself for Austins Psychfest and business has grown from there...

"Artist Andy Coolquitt built the compound in the mid 90s as an expansive studio/artist commune/performance space/living sculpture/party place in what was still a very gritty East Austin.  These days there are anywhere from 6-9 people living here in three houses and three camper trailers with a central kitchen building we all share. I’ve been at the compound for almost 4 years now. Before I was living in a little house on 5 acres along the San Marcos river and commuting 40 minutes into to Austin for work five days a week. A couple co-workers of mine were living at the compound and one of the trailers became available.  The long commute was really wearing on me so I jumped at the opportunity. It’s proved to be a very inspiring place to live.  Andy’s work ethic is something I really aspire to emulate – he’s pretty much working in his studio from sunrise to sunset every day."

To see more of Ben's Tents visit his webpage FeelingGroovy

Images 1-7 + interview text Free People Blog
Images 8-10 Feeling Groovy


Jo Waterhouse said...

They're incredible, it's so tempting to have a go: we have an old scout tent in green that would hold a bit of dye I reckon

Unknown said...

I stumbled on to your blog a couple years ago and have been a fan ever since. What a treat to be featured amongst so many other beautiful spaces and artists! Thank you! -Ben