This artwork started with an old kauri door, which had probably seen better days. But all I could think about was what history it had witnessed; what hands had opened it in anticipation, fear, or joy.
So I carefully and respectfully took the whole thing apart, gently cutting it up into various pieces, exposing parts of interest like the mortise-and-tenon joints, rebates, lock and hinges.
The four panels in the door each had an architrave rather like a picture frame. I reinstated the four frames with the same spacing as before, with each panel telling the story of how the door was made, and how it acquired its long history, from the bare wood, to multiple flaking layers of painted colour, the internal construction, and the worn keyholes
Invisible Door $ 1,800 NZD