more about the doors
Although the brief descriptions below offer only a small abstract compared to the depth of the real stories behind the doors, they offer a glimpse of insight about the evolution of the Doors Project, the communities involved, and the many contributors who told their stories through artitistic expression on the doors. Be sure to also read more about the entire project and its focus.
Door 1 - "Head to Heart"
The artist's first door which established the themes of being utterly alone compared to being positively connected with another person. It uses expression of despair contrasted to images of content people surrounded by phrases of caring and love.
Door 2 - "Family"
A self-depiction by the artist of first feeling outside of any community, then the amazing change when his family became his first core community, as populated by him, his wife & young son.
Door 3 - L'Arche, Jacksonville, Florida"
This door depicts the sense of community of the residents of L'Arche, Jacksonville, Florida. L'Arche is a global network of residential communities serving people with special needs. The individuals personally contributed expressions of separation contrasted to welcoming communal support.
Door 4 - "Monty's Door" - Hope
Painted by the surviving family and friends of a man murdered due to a debt owed to drug dealers. Its focus is the disaster & healing in the aftermath of catastrophic consequences due to addiction.
Door 5 - Texas Tech Addiction & Recovery Community
Represents the opposing worlds of addiction & recovery... the dark hopelessness of addiction is contrasted by the jubilant triumphs of recovery.
Door 6 - Benedictine Monks at Christ in the Desert Monastery Community
A depiction of the cold darkness of the world's evils (as represented by an archetypal devil), contrasted to uplifting hope, & the warmth & comfort of faith & angels.
Door 7 - Lubbock Life Drawing Group Community
Represents a community of artists who have been meeting for 38 years. It offers stark comparisons of being inside & outside of community, & sharing common ties.
Door 8 - Students of TTU Class "3372 - Rethinking Art Education"
Education majors constituted this community which explored the concept of masks and masquerading to be included in community, & the liberation of being true to self (therein truly belonging to community).
Door 9 - High Point Village Community
Represents the community of High Point Village, a non-profit organization in Lubbock, Texas, which serves people with special needs. It explores the concepts of isolation & being shunned contrasted to belonging to a welcoming community.
Door 10 - TTU Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research Community
The Center works with individuals with autism, whose expression of community compared individual isolation with a sense of belonging to a community that supports & understands its members.