walls, windows and doorways by Karen Phillips-Curran

The play of light and of the workings of time on our buildings has always fascinated me. The colours and light of maritime or southern climes are particularly useful. Full sun and weather tells on even our most vigilant house painter.
I use walls, windows, gates and doors as a kind of societal litmus, to capture that place where time brushes up against civilization. Worn shutters and gates all tell a story. Dappled light entrances us. A curtain blowing in the breeze entices the imagination. Our mind can wander through the opening and be free to find our own fantasies.
Delicate tones and dramatic shadows come into play, exciting or calming the viewer.
Somehow, a pause is depicted.

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