Monday, July 12, 2010

Doors: Day 3


Genesis 1:9-14 Then God said, “Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.” And that is what happened. God called the dry ground “land” and the waters “seas.” And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened. The land produced vegetation—all sorts of seed-bearing plants, and trees with seed-bearing fruit. Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good. And evening passed and morning came, marking the third day.
This old screen door was $4. Screen doors are more outdoors than in, and in my mind they seem to have more to do with gardens and outdoor living, so it seemed to fit day three quite well. The only trouble we had was in determining how to include the separation of the seas in the imagery. In the end, we went with a very simple depiction of just a single clear glass container with water. The door was also very fragile to begin with, and we reinforced it with staples and nails to keep it in one piece.

Here's the final version. We wanted to do the green paint to tie it more closely to plant life and growth. The birch branches are from the tree in our front yard, and the paper flowers were made by Margaret, who also made the flowers for the bridesmaids bouquets. They turned out to be so bright and clear, that against the green door the design showed very clearly and simply. We floated a few candles in the vase so that the water would be more obvious.

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