Foundation Myths is a new commission by Ordinary Architecture, an art, architecture and design practice with an international profile.
The installation, produced especially for the Artists Garden at the back of York Art Gallery, draws on the rich history of the site and its many uses over the centuries.
Ordinary Architecture have created 10 bright yellow ceramic tree trunks varying in height which will be positioned in parallel rows. The forms are inspired by the persistent myth that architecture evolves directly from nature and refers to the area’s former use as an orchard as well as the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey within the abbey precinct.
This is the first work to be shown in the Artists Garden which is part of a new two acres of space recently opened to the public.