"Palenque Door" is a stunning photograph that captures the intricate beauty and decay of a rusted metal door to a clay colored cinder block hut in San Basilio de Palenque. Though subdued in its presentation, the wear and tear on the door, on the facade, and the ever dried thatched roof speaks to the constant motion of life, people going too and fro, accidents, aging, sunrises and sunsets.
The hut has a thatched roof and a two-tone paint job, with white on top to represent the brightness of the sky and coral blue on the bottom. The two-tone mud outer wall is decaying from rain on the bottom and scarred from random abuse. The rusted metal door, with its poorly executed graffiti, glue remnants from events long since passed asks one to wonder “Who has been through this door and for what?” “How many lives were changed?” “What secrets are being held prisoner by the door, by time, or by faulty memory?” “What evil has the door protected the inhabitants from?”
The photograph is really a reflection on what we keep in and out. It is a moment to considered what we are protecting ourself from and why we should protect ourselves.
All images are sold mounted and signed on the back. Images also come with provenance documentation that is signed and embossed with seal.
(18 x 12) - Metal Paper - Mounted