The Doors and Sound Passage


The placard contains a William Blake quotation: "If the doors of Perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite." Made of Ipe (Brazilian hardwood), mirror polished stainless steel, L.E.D. lights, and thousands of hand forged stainless steel rivets and strapping, The Doors was commissioned by Starwood Capital Group, LLD, Golub & Company and IDM Properties in cooperation with the Scottsdale Public Art Program, and gifted to the City of Scottsdale upon its dedication. What would one see and feel if you were able to stand inside a kaleidoscope? Pedestrians venturing inside this kaleidoscopic sculpture find multiple reflections of themselves and an oculus that creates the optical illusion of a geodesic dome overhead. The polished metal surfaces fracture and mirror back interior inhabitants and the light reflected from the sky. At night, countless points of light surround the viewer. Also at this site is an audio work by Jim Green, "Sound Passage".

Installed, 2007

Related Playlist