Wiki Wormhole: Explore artists’ visionary environments

With more than 4.8 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute or learning that the loris doesn’t speak for the trees, it just lives in them. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 4,865,412-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: Visionary environments

What it’s about: While some artists are content with an empty canvas or a block of clay, some think big, creating installations that the viewer actually moves through and experiences. These environments are often considered outsider art, as many are built by artists without formal training, just a strong personal vision writ large.

Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village

Strangest fact: One remarkable folk art construction was created by a retiree who was simply looking for a place to put her stuff. Tressa “Grandma” Prisbrey was born in 1896 …

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