Use of the exterior wall is crucial for the success of the piece, as the physical doorway that divides the image plane conjures a large degree of agency- acting as symbolic threshold between interior and exterior realities, helping to expose a sort-of tragicomic “the joke’s on us,” wherein the truths revealed by complete physical and spiritual transparency are the punchline. In a way, the doorway is the real arbiter of mural…. Inside or out, the doorway the stopping point for the inquisitive viewer. As one flows against the crowd in order to inspect the pyramid, the doorway is the point at which one must turn back and thus, move with the crowd away from the pyramid, away from the mural. It is this turning away that impregnates the mural with its meaning and power… this is the point of agreement, where the viewer must position him/herself within these scapes and within this crowd, in order to really consider just exactly what the hell it is that’s going on with all of us.
not to shabby, huh?
so, here we're exiting the back door. we'll start with some details of this wall: