Doorway - R Hermelyn Di Silvestro
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Doorway Series

A doorway symbolizes a study of choice. We live in an unprecedented age of vast possibilities with the freedom to choose, but choice is difficult because it also represents sacrifice. To choose something inherently means giving up something else. For me moving forward comes easy, I only see the possibilities. Others stand frozen in place immobilized when presented a choice. I am curious what makes the difference.


Within each piece, my last creative step was to tear my monoprints. I wanted to incorporate the fear of risk into each composition. It was effective because unconsciously I kept delaying this last step for days and then weeks, trying to ignore the ultimate act. To delay is very uncharacteristic of me so every painting is a culmination of overcoming my fear in the doorway.