Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter – Shelter Publications

Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter ELIPHANTE – Michael Kahn’s Sculptural Village in the Arizona Desert Pipe Dreams is Mike’s most recent building, and it’s an art gallery of his paintings, a labyrinth of a building with dozens of rooms, tableaus, displays of paintings, fabrics, tilework, stonework, stained-glass-colored beams of light reflecting on walls and floors. Mike’s […]

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“Saving Eliphante” – The Noise – 2010

Saving Eliphante – The Outs for The Noise – 2010 Beginning around 1979, and continuing for the better part of three decades, Michael and Leda Kahn created a magical folk art installation along the sycamore and mesquite-lined banks of Oak Creek in Cornville, Arizona. The entire complex is known as “Eliphante”, named after the first […]

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“The Amazing Eliphante” – Detour Art – 2013

The Amazing Eliphante Located south of Sedona, near the town of Cornville, Arizona, Eliphante is a mesmerizing sculptural and architectural environment created over the past 30 years by artists Mike Kahn and Leda Livant. Set on three acres adjacent to a creek bed, the composition consists of three main structures: Eliphante, the original construction, with […]

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“Eliphante: Michael Kahn’s Sculptural Village in the Arizona Desert” – The Shelter Blog – 2014

Eliphante: Michael Kahn’s Sculptural Village in the Arizona Desert Eliphante, Mike’s first major building, was constructed in three years. It was built out of “…adobe, wood, stone, ferro-cement and glass.” To enter, you wind through a sculptural painted tunnel into a room with stone floors, steps, terraces, and a multi-colored profusion of stained glass. The […]

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