fbpa1,fan,wee,pi,fli,wordWood Portal: Silhouette

This wood portal is hand carved in bass wood and shows the skinny silhouette of woman. What is a silhouette first of all? It implies the outline of a shape, the shape of the body from a particular angle. Originally the name comes from the France’s finance minister name who had to cut costs during the crisis. The door itself is a symbol of the unknown, the new, the good and the bad things we leave behind. We open and close a lot of doors throughout our lives, some we are forced to close and some we don’t dare to open. The more we open though, the more possibilities we will encounter and challenges we will face. We pay too much attention on what is happening around us and keep forgetting what really matters. The beauty within ourselves, in this case the beauty of a woman that is barely noticeable because of too many distractions around us. We have to take a close look to actually see…
I like the quote by Naomi Wolf: “No matter what a woman’s appearance may be, it will be used to undermine what she is saying and taken to individualize – as her personal problem – observations she makes about the beauty myth in society.”