To most of us, art means expression. Communication of an idea, emotion, or a story. Most accomplished artists excel in one modality. Stephen Huneck, writer, wood carver, builder and painter gifted the world with his ideas through a panoply of work. Centering on dogs, Stephen was able to embody his love for them through creation of The Dog Chapel, on Dog Mountain in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont.
Stephen built this incredible structure to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs. From The Dog Mountain web site “the chapel is open to dogs and people. People of any faith or belief system.” Designed to integrate with the its surroundings Dog Chapel resembles any church that would have been built in early 1800’s New England.
We all can’t visit Dog Mountain – but what an amazing stop for a leaf peep trip – we can though the – sniff the essence of this beautiful structure on-line. Stephen’s other work and images which exude happiness and dog love are available on mousepads, rugs, t-shirts and in his charming books.
Please visit Dog Mountain at least on-line, and enjoy the view.
Stephen is no longer with us, but his lovely wife Gwen continues to operate Dog Mountain with the support of her family and staff.