Teresita Fernandez
Double Hatch Spill, 1998

The idea is simple but effective: ladders to open doors, no space beyond. The three suspended platforms and hanging ladders that comprise the piece invite consideration, but not climbing. Their white on white color underscores the clean, considered and almost clinical look to the artist's work. In emotive hands, such formal precision allows ideas to be clearly communicated. Here, the straightforward poetry of the notion is not impeded by the object representing it.