Barnboard Marquetry

25 artists collaborated in an installation at
the Maine Festival in 1995.
I constructed 3 ritual gates out of weathered boards
for this "Art Sanctuary,"
and was enamored by the form.

Steve Stern and Arlene Morris purchased the lobster gate
and we hung it on the side of their barn in Bunganuc.
Passersby occasionally stop to ask the price of shellfish.
One regular admirer sought me out to do another piece
on the side of his new restaurant.

The Eagle Gate and Peggy's ritual circle of poles
ended up in our back yard.