Sunray Kelley - Natural Builder

When The Moonshine decided to head north again to Conway and Bellingham for the weekend, we called up Sunray Kelley to see if he and his wife, Bonnie, wanted to hang out. I, of course, brought my camera.

We pulled in and parked where Loud Mary sank into the soft ground, then set off with Sunray to explore the magical spaces on his land.

 Part of the Sun House.

Part of the Sun House.

 Inside the hat-shaped turret of the sun house, looking downstairs.

Inside the hat-shaped turret of the sun house, looking downstairs.

 The Stump House. Old-growth stump as foundation, set on the banks of a lake Sun Ray built.

The Stump House. Old-growth stump as foundation, set on the banks of a lake Sun Ray built.

 Tree Fort. Note the size of the stump!

Tree Fort. Note the size of the stump!

 Sunray feeds his fish.

Sunray feeds his fish.

 Sky House. I think of it as Dragon House.

Sky House. I think of it as Dragon House.

 At some point, Susanna let down her guard and I caught her as she really is - a sorceress.

At some point, Susanna let down her guard and I caught her as she really is - a sorceress.

 Sky (Dragon) House eats the moon.

Sky (Dragon) House eats the moon.

 2nd Story of the Tree House.

2nd Story of the Tree House.

 Tree House, under construction.

Tree House, under construction.

 Sunray and one of the enormous hands that built all of these places.

Sunray and one of the enormous hands that built all of these places.

The Earth House was Sunray's first house, built when he was in college.

 One of the Earth house's fireplaces.

One of the Earth house's fireplaces.

 Earth House bronze fireplace detail. Gee, that face looks familiar.

Earth House bronze fireplace detail. Gee, that face looks familiar.

 Earth House - front door/entry. Door was hand carved by Sun Ray.

Earth House - front door/entry. Door was hand carved by Sun Ray.

 Earth House ceiling - 2nd story guardrail in foreground.

Earth House ceiling - 2nd story guardrail in foreground.

 Earth house ceiling.

Earth house ceiling.

 Earth House - 2nd story stage & balcony.

Earth House - 2nd story stage & balcony.

 Earth house ceiling detail. Bronze hands sculpted & cast by Sunray.

Earth house ceiling detail. Bronze hands sculpted & cast by Sunray.

What an amazing place! I have plenty more photos of each of these spaces and will be posting additional blogs that focus on each space. Check out more of Sunray's work here.