“Portals” is a site specific sculpture conceived for the grounds of the Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC. The installation consists of seven mirrored steel columns, wrapped in rusted wire frames. They are placed in such a way to create the perception of gateways, which also allows for a meandering path between them.
The installation incorporates the rhythms of nature. As the vines change with the seasons, they frame; revealing or concealing, the reflections in the mirrored surfaces. The reflected views create a complex visual field, and offer the possibility and glimpses of other realities in between the columns.
The portals are intended to be appreciated on many levels as a physical and metaphorical representation of our path in the natural world. Not only are the portals a doorway to a new path on this earth and nature, but also a doorway reflecting a path into oneself and one’s spiritual journey. Walking through doorways offers a glimpse inside oneself, a different perspective perhaps. The encouraged interaction with this piece allows for inspiration; a choice to step through, a reflection of past present, and future.
The installation creates a lyrical environment, reminiscent of flooded woods, and invites the viewer into the mazelike arrangement of vertical volumes.