This painting is an introduction to the series idea for which began as an observation of a personal obsession with the recurring imagery of arches, holes, deformities, reflections and other elements of the environment as a symbol of a portal/passageway.
There are several progressions in the series, taking place simultaneously but individually:
Formally the images move from showing depth to a flat surface, while appearance wise they take a more recognizable look in the end. Regarding surface treatment, in this case, the string of canvas is the physical manifestation of the divided line of progression. The passageway begins as an artificial movement of an escalator, emerging outside onto the river of transportation through concrete, railings and wires, eventually the human reflection makes the shadow of its own presence apparent.
Constructing a cage only to later occupy it ourselves.