An open door says, “Come in.”
A shut door says, “Who are you?”
Shadows and ghosts go through shut doors.
If a door is shut and you want it shut,
why open it?
If a door is open and you want it open,
why shut it?
Doors forget but only doors know what it is
doors forget…Carl Sandburg
The city is filled with doors, beautiful, ruined doors, closed in on disintegrating houses with barred windows…these ruins have their own particular beauty…the style of the green door above can be seen many times over…I imagine it was a popular design…
I often wonder how it is that these walls still stand…their feet have been in water for so long…..often I wonder if in fact only ghosts live there, and if I knock will I hear "who are you"?
Painted on handmade paper and designed to give the appearance of old and worn burlap…
I am very pleased with the results…Gouache…