Artist Sage Schmett lives and works out of her home in Arlington, Massachusetts. A narrow staircase leads to an open room filled with cut-up magazines and open shoeboxes gathered around a large dollhouse. The work titled Dollhouse #1 is the latest and is by far the most ambitious creation to date from the artist who primarily works using three-dimensional structures.
Sage Schmett sits on the floor as she casually uses a hot glue gun to paste images into the dollhouse. She uses painted cardboard, images cut out of catalogues, and other collaged materials to create the house. The space is divided into roughly six rooms, each representing a different mood or theme. She talks about her personal association to the images that fill the space.
From the TV shows she used to watch to the food she loves to eat, everything is made up of the things that she likes. The entire house feels like a child’s dream where anything goes and there is no one around to tell you what to do or how to behave. Schmett creates a space where she has free reign as imagination and adventure flows from room to room.
Check out the video below to hear the artist in her own words. For more work examples, take a look at her website.