Part of a series of paintings which depicts different doors and different openings. Inspired by my walking journeys between home and the unemployment office in May/June of 2009.
They are done on canvases which originally were meant to be other images and have now received at least 5 layers of acrylic.
Personally, I find doors fascinating, as the face of a home or a place. They appear to say one thing about the place, but can present another upon entry.
This door is the fourth in a series of square themed doors. The cultural influence here stems from Raffles House in Singapore. Growing up in the humidity of South East Asia, louvers were a method of climate control before the days of extensive air-conditioning. Serving as both an function and as an aesthetic, the louvers employed here form a post modern cladding within a hardwood frame.
The door has an Asiatic influence of a subtle "double happiness" motif and intricate patterning. The choice of colours were derived from finding a cool balance between blue and green which was lacking (at that point)within the series.