The Addams Family Horrorgami
- The Addams Mansion -
Each Horrorgami is sold as a limited edition of 13. For purchase enquiries please click here to visit Gallery One and a Half
“One house, three children, so many windows.”
I am obsessed with the Addams Family. From the original Charles Addams single panel cartoons to the silver screen adaptions I will blissfully spend hours on end safely nestled within their macabre little world. But what it is in particular that has constantly enchanted me since I first laid eyes on it, is their home, specifically the imposing incarnation from the first film in 1991. From the lonely and monolithic Second Empire wooden slated exterior to the mishmash of Victorian and Art Nouveau interior, I have what can only be described as an insatiable appetite for that building. I could wax lyrical for thousands of words on my adoration for the huge sweeping split staircase, the dismal conservatory, the rotating bookcases, the oddly shaped rooms and the frustrations I’ve had trying to piece them together by screen grabbing every interior house shot in the movie (I’m not kidding), but I shan’t; I’m saving that for a future project. As a kid I can now recall the trauma I experienced with the fact that I didn’t have enough lego bricks in the same colour or lollypop sticks to make an accurate representation of the Addams home. I must have buried it deep as it’s taken 20 years for it to resurface. Screw the Lego bricks, paper pop-up house number 2 has arrived.
The Addams Family Horrorgami has even had the approval of Lawrence Hubbs, the art director who originally designed the house for the 1991 movie.