Who wants to stay in a play fort shaped like a mushroom cloud?Cyriaque Lamar9/12/11 2:10pmFiled to: DesignDietrich wegnerNuclear WeaponsSculptureplayhousesNukes11EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkSculptor Dietrich Wegner specializes in playhouses in the form of nuclear blasts. Some of them are more inviting to guests than others — for example, I wouldn't recommend scurrying up this 20-foot-tall sculpture Playhouse anytime soon.AdvertisementHere's Wenger's mission statement:The ephemeral beauty of a mushroom cloud is frightening, how it floats for a minute, delicate and blooming, yet remains chaotic and utterly destructive. We experience a contradiction between what our eyes enjoy and what our mind knows. It is this conflicted experience Dietrich Wegner's work strives to evoke in a viewer in order that we will have a sparked curiosity and unstable assumptions.[Via Laughing Squid. Left photo via Westmoreland Gallery.]Playhouse II Poly-Fil, Steel, Rope, Wood 8' x 8' x 8'Playhouse II Poly-Fil, Steel, Rope, Wood 8' x 8' x 8'Mushroom House I laminated wood 6' x 6' x 8'