Life Size Life: Figures on Doors 2006

Full size doors, over 20 in all, depict figures, some larger,some smaller than life, bringing the viewer face to face with the astonishing range of ways to see the human condition, and how differently the 19 artists perceive the complexities and variations of life, at this imposing size. The figures here are painted in oils or acrylics, drawn in charcoal, moulded in clay, sewn or woven in textiles. Some of the artists have explored the metaphors of opening, revealing, closing off and transition associated with doors and doorways. Others have simply taken the opportunity to work at a large, challenging scale, a new departure for many, but one which still projects the artist