“Entryways are an important part of our lives. We use them every day, instinctually, without much regard to their form, structure, and beauty. The duality of doors, enabling passage or dividing space. Windows bring the outside world closer; the cacophony of everyday life, the weather, the fresh air, without leaving our homes, offices or recreational spaces, while we take the staircase to get to another floor in the building. The idea of a building without doors, windows or staircases is nightmarish, a dark place with no way out; a prison.
Our culture and values teach us the importance of entryways. We think in terms of ‘windows of opportunity,’ ‘the key to happiness,’ and ‘behind closed doors.’ Our ideas go ‘out the window,’ people go ‘window shopping,’ and eventually we all find ourselves at ‘death’s doorstep,’ ‘knocking on death’s door,’ or “taking the stairway to heaven.” When things don’t go well, we often say ‘when one door closes, another opens,’ to opportunities that go sideways, or ‘getting your foot in the door’ when we know someone who helps us in getting a job or making a connection. Entryways connect our world in a beautifully, uniquely and yet ordinary way.
When was the last time you stopped and looked at the Entryways in your life? All those doors you open and close every day? Those windows you stare through? Have you really looked at them? All manner of shapes, colors, styles, and size. All manner of craftsmanship and care too.”