The Tent House

Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Tent House

Completion year: 2004
Technique: Sculpture | Wood, canvas, ceramic tiles, sand, aluminum, acrylic sheet; metal stool, powder painted steel pedestal.
Size: 60.5cm x 155cm x 115cm
Keywords: eija-liisa ahtila, sculpture, house sculptures, tent house
This house sculpture of wood, canvas, ceramic tiles and sand is set on a powder-coated steel frame. The viewer sits on a revolving metal stool placed underneath the sculpture and sticks his or her head through a hole in the middle of the floor. They become part of the work as they now look out from the interior of the house. Though far oversized in proportion to the model they become the metaphorical inhabitants of the architecture.