Portal
Portal
Angle iron, steel rods, corten expanded steel
5’ 11” x 5’ 11” x 8’ (with supports)
2008

Portal refers to a doorway and to the aortic valve in the heart. In 2008 my father needed to have his valve replaced, but was declined after he suffered a heart attack. The rings are held in place by 12 bolts, the number of my family members, while the valve has three leaflets. As a side note, my father was youngest of three boys.The ring is always a symbol of eternity.