Artichoke House 2014. Oak frame with ply wood panels rendered with concrete. 340 x 360 x 600cm.
Situated in the grounds of West Dean College (West Sussex), Artichoke House is a pavilion/camera obscurer informed by an unsigned sketch by Edward James, founder of the Edward James Foundation and West Dean College. Taking as a starting point, James original plan for Artichoke House, whilst also drawing inspiration from his monumental concrete forms at Las Pozas in Xilitla Mexico, Artichoke House 2014 is concerned with reviewing and renewing a surreal proposition as a means of exploring the ontological relationship between image and object.