Artist Statement

Tiny Doors ATL has been bringing big wonder to public spaces in Atlanta through joyful and interactive art since 2014. The project is the work of artist Karen Anderson Singer, who describes her mission as “creating a tiny canvas for the public’s imagination through accessible art which respects its unique surroundings.” In the 2022-23 season, six original Tiny Doors ATL installations are being re-imagined along the Atlanta BeltLine Trail. 

Tiny Door 5 was originally installed in collaboration with Trees Atlanta in 2015. It was retired after the location inside of a living oak tree became unsustainable. Here in the Stumpery Garden, Tiny Doors ATL again collaborated with Trees Atlanta to introduce a reimagined version of the original Tiny Door 5. The orange color of the door is inspired by the original design, and the acorn encapsulating the door acknowledges the importance of its natural surroundings.

Augmented Reality

The interactive augmented reality feature of Tiny Door 5 offers some fun insight about the door’s arborous surroundings! To watch it come to life follow these steps:

  1. Open your Instagram app
  2. Search @tinydoorsatl
  3. Once on the account page tap the three star symbol in the middle of the screen.
  4. Select the filter with this installation, and then tap “try it.”
  5. When your camera opens, point it at the door and watch it open!

Artist Bio

Karen Anderson is the director and principal artist of Tiny Doors ATL. Since debuting in Atlanta, her miniature public art installations have inspired a community of fans who believe in free, accessible, experiential art. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University, earning a BA in Visual Art. She was also the recipient of the school’s prestigious Ruth Crockett Award two years in a row. She is the Applied Arts Director for Girls Rock Camp ATL. She was a featured speaker in TEDXEmory 2016, and her work has been featured on NPR, HLN, Buzzfeed, ArtsATL, Atlanta Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Georgia Voice, and more.