All Those Who Enter by Olivia Figueroa

Allthose Announcing our new student show, "All Those Who Enter" by Olivia Figueroa! Please come see the work of Olivia Figueroa in the Photography Hallway Gallery, bldg. 3700.

Artist Statement:

In order to experience life to the full, you have to be willing to take chances. In many ways it is like opening an unfamiliar door; you never know what you will find on the other side. Yet, if you do not open the door you may miss out on the adventure of a life time. On the other hand, more often than not, things do not go as planned. Some doors open; some doors close. Así es la vida. What matters most is how we re- spond to these adventures.The following photographs seek to draw the viewer into an experience of life it- self with all of its blessings and challenges. Each of the photographs focuses on doors. These doors represent in many ways something old and something new. They also represent new opportunities, fresh starts, the full range of human experience, and an entry into life and culture. The only way to experience all that life has to offer is to take a chance and open the door to the limitless possibilities beyond.

“The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say”J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring.