SANCTUARY 12 December 27, 2019/ Posted By : P. Douglas/ 0 comments / Under : Uncategorized In Sanctuary Part 2 the refugees escape on rafts from a huge black mural — fire, smoke, flying debris —36 feet wide and 7 feet tall. It’s made of two 18 foot canvases (the seam in the center won’t be visible)photographed on trees in my yard where it doesn’t fit.Half the left side folds behind a treeAnd I promise the gallery will not have oranges.Sigh. Please come see it on a big wall in July. This detail hints at the gritty texture throughout. Meanwhile, the refugees continue to flee.A frightened child clutches bags stamped “product”at the front of a double-mast raft… …while these men struggle to rowon a separate mast far behind the child. I tried to photograph the finished raft in my studiobut these desperate rigs need to be witnessed in context. Next, here’s a work in progress:This woman, laden with bags, holds out her palm (of clay) to visitors in the front of another double raft. Behind her this precious family rides. I love this detail of the woman’s handholding the baby’s foot. These “logs” wrapped in burlap and twinebordered by tree bark, bounded by rope will become the base of their raft… …sailing away from a burning landto sanctuary.