Ten Thousand Doors

Faye Digulla

March 29 - April 30, 2008

Ten Thousand Doors

This series of work was partially inspired by the words of Jan Myrdal from his book The Silk Road: "Traveling is not just seeing the new, it is also leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return, but the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes".

In the past I have used the idea of doors and windows as a symbolic way of suggesting looking within both creatively and spiritually. With these works I have expanded upon the rich symbolism of doors to suggest one?s travel though life. Doors are physical and symbolic barriers or entrances to worlds. Doors both conceal and reveal. To study doors requires one to investigate the separation of two worlds while exposing the vision of the one who moves through them. No one day goes by that we don?t open a door. We may approach these doors with trepidation, excitement, reluctance or relief but as we approach the door a source of mystery may be revealed to us and we must decide whether to open it, to leave it closed, or if it is closed to us. The doors not only suggest a passage from one room to another, from one phase of our life to another, but sometimes the need to look within. As we pass through these doors a unique path is created.

In this work these door pictures may suggest a narrative, but one I hope is subjective as each door or door detail occupies a place in time, and invites the viewer to his/her own place of experience and remembrances past and present.

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