→ Photo Info (Here) Phillip Carpenter Tennessee Cross (Motel Door)
Knoxville, TN 2006
A door is a recognized object that immediately suggests a passageway into a familiar place, or the way to something that has not yet been experienced. Everyone is transient. The gallery is transient. The gallery is Brief. The first photograph that viewers come to is of this motel door. All of the photographs in the show have an underlying relation to the state. Tennessee is geographically located within the bible belt of the United States. The architecture of the door creates a perfectly framed cross. A bright ethereal light emanates from the peephole from an unknown source beyond the solid white door. A room-rate tag hangs above a sign saying, “Welcome to Tennessee.”

Tennessee Cross (Motel Door). Knoxville, TN 2006
Phillip Carpenter