Artist's Statement: This
piece was the result of a need to release some frustration and
anger I was having with a friendship. The design shows my
struggle in trying to resolve the relationship and my feelings.
As I worked on the design, the phrase - "When one door closes, another
door opens." came
to mind, so I added the 3-D pieces, shown in the "Detail" picture below,
to represent doors.
The finished piece resulted in "One door closing", because I was able to
let go of my anger, and unfortunately I had one less friend. "Another
door opened" when my wall hanging was juried into the Savannah College
of Art and Design 19th Juried Fine Arts Competition & Exhibition, sponsored
by the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs and the Savannah
College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, May 8 - June 13, 1998.
A second door opened when this piece was selected to be one of 40 pieces
in the 1st Annual South Carolina State Museum Juried Traveling Exhibit