At Transformations Gallery, our current show is “Doors.” My co-curator, Judy Weinberg, and I have been talking about this concept for a while. We liked the ideas of asking artists what doors mean to them— are they a way to keep things in or out? a difference in how things look and feel inside and outside? do they represent a challenge that they moved through? We were really excited to receive the submissions and are thrilled about the show although most people were fairly straightforward with their subjects. I decided to submit a photograph that is more of a concept; I had taken it in Iceland of a glacier that is melting as the planet warms. It represents to me a door that is closing to many life forms that won’t survive, land that will become covered as the seas rise. Visually, I like how the photograph, printed on metal so it has more depth, gives you a sense that you’re looking into the history of the planet as it was frozen in water. I am troubled by our current administration’s denial of climate change and ultimately I think the roots of this perspective are financial. While we all are responsible to maintain our planet for future generations, this photograph is the reminder to me that we don’t all move through the same doors. And that is a reminder that we all have the opportunity to
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