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I am actively engaged with the enigma that is the doorknob.
By character, it lends itself to many different representations to people and to the human condition. It shares, among them, relationships that connote: passage, safety, access, security, secrets, departure, escape or ownership.
A doorknob may symbolize a barricade to one's access to another realm, something to prevent someone or something from getting in or something to keep it in. It can define a personal defense, to ward off an attack or assault. It can protect against peril, contain secrets or be used to unleash them.
The doorknob is an object that can transcend its original purpose and be transformed into an entity, a tiny conceptual existence. By creating a visual interior space I am able to reflect on a moment, memory or concept, and give it permanence and strength in metal.
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Beautiful objects. I love the philosophical element of these.