Look in Tower
hardboard and chipboard h.180cm, w.120cm
As an object Look In Tower may remind us of the WW2 concrete Martello towers that lookout over the English Channel. It is, in this sense, presented as an object associated with the act of looking. The intention of the piece is to generate and prolonging the usually fleeting intimacy associated with catching the eye of another person. When seated around the structure the viewers look into the whitened void in which all the edges have been smoothed into gentle curves where no shadows can gather. In this void the only point of focus for the eyes is into the eyes of another. Because the viewers are seated it is not easy to turn away from this encounter and a mildly uncomfortable intimacy is created.