William B. Adair

 

The Gilded Door Project: Drawings

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Similar to the process of the renowned installation artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Mr. Adair works out his gilded door installations through studies, drawings, paintings and concept sketches. While the installations involve time, planning and logistical challenges, on paper and canvas Adair is free to explore the terrain of history, community and intellectual property that the project signifies. At the project’s completion, Adair will abandon the doors to be worn away by the natural elements, ultimately to end up buried in the earth. As the doors slowly erode, they will carry away the messages of their inscribers, enveloping them in the inevitable cycle of life. All that will remain in the end, aside from the memory of the project’s creation, are the drawings.