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 center of the large glass wall ended up looking (unintentionally) like an elephant. A friend came by one day, looked at it, and said “Eliphante,” and so the building was named. There is a large pond outside Eliphante, a solar-heated shower building, an underground kiva and sculptures of rock, mirrors, and found objects throughout the grounds.
~ Lew Lewandowski/The Shelter Blog
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