This gate was made about twenty years ago and then mounted it in a stucco wall. I couldn’t part with it when we moved, so I yanked it out of the wall, patched the stucco and brought with me when we moved to our mid century home. After agonizing over how a new frame would look, it seemed that a stylized torii gate (that’s the part that holds it up) would be appropriate for the age of our house.
When I had this gate commissioned, the idea of making such an investment on art seemed kind of crazy to me. But I’d been dreaming of the design for months and and it just seemed so right. I’m still grateful after all this time that it’s with me.