2009, King’s kitchen garden, Versailles, France.

Shed light on rare or abandoned vegetables. 
I often travelled in New Caledonia or Africa. I found that these vegetables looked familiar, like small statuettes or totems we might see along the side of a path.

As a Westerner, I didn’t understand their message.In the same way, the sculptural qualities of old vegetables express a mysterious message.
There is something abstract and divine in these vegetables.

Légumineux – published by Atelier Mai 98 (2015)
Texts by Antoine Jacobsohn, director of the King’s Vegetable Gardens at the Versailles landscape school
and Armand Arnal, the chef at La Chassagnette, Arles