Continental Chicago

now in its one-hundred-and-eightieth year

A ruined door

Ruined door, © 2013 Susan Barsy

A door long boarded up on Ashland Avenue.  Its panels of plywood register a significant artistic investment, the aggregate effect both sinister and surreal.  Much of its meaning is illegible, though a few words stand out, notably ‘ruined’ and ‘killing.’  A human being resembles a jack-in-the-box, his head and limbs bloodlessly severed and all boxed in.  The how of it is confusing yet orderly, bringing energy and opportunity to a sanitary dead-end.

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This entry was posted on April 3, 2013 by in Around town and tagged , , , , , , , , , .

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