How do you know when you’ve arrived? Having a tremendous portal through which to walk can help you know.
Or, if you prefer, use the leather-sheathed striker to announce yourself by firmly striking either of its two different bells. There’s no need to strike hard, as each bell responds with its own distinctive tone, and carries the sound for the long run.
Twining up and over the 10-foot tall, 11-foot wide fir wood portal are copper vines bearing patinated copper leaves, many struck with the names of loved ones.
The photo shows Vignette in a temporary position. When it is put in its chosen place, the steel base plate seen in this photo will be buried.
Private Collection, Phoenix, Arizona. Steel, copper, wood, 132″ x 120″ x 12″, 2007.