Doors Open Up

“Open the door…it may lead you to some place you never expected…” – unknown

Another sculpture piece at the Pt Leo Sculpture Park in Red Hill, Victoria.

This is called Dreams of Ordinary People (2010) made of cast iron/steel and is a sculpture of Peter Tilley, an Australian born sculptor.

Here, the the featureless human figure is standing at an opened up doorway and seems hesitant to proceed to the unknown…or to the future?

Thursday Doors

SquareUp – Open Up


  1. BeckyB says:

    Wise words, and I really like this sculpture

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, same here!

  2. restlessjo says:

    I love this kind of thing! You can read the expression on that face even though there isn’t one! 🙂 🙂 And then the bath!

    1. Teresa says:

      It’s up to your own interpretation. Good that you liked it, Jo!

      1. restlessjo says:


  3. Love this sculpture! Thanks for sharing

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure to share it with you.

  4. eklastic says:

    Intriguing. My first take on that bath (?) was that it was coffin shaped. I love such ambiguity.

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh yes, I thought that at first too haha.

      1. eklastic says:

        Great minds … and all that 🙂

  5. Dan Antion says:

    This is a wonderful sculpture. It seems to convey the hesitation we feel at an unknown entry (or perhaps an exit). The quote is appropriate. Thanks for bringing a bit of culture to us for Thursday Doors.

    1. Teresa says:

      My pleasure Dan. It’s amazing that we can feel something, although the face is expressionless.

      1. Dan Antion says:

        The work of a good artist.

  6. Toonsarah says:

    I really like this – it reminds me a little of the work of Anthony Gormley

    1. Teresa says:

      I looked him up and I guess it does!

  7. This is very creative sculpture

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes Alice, simple but thought provoking.

  8. This is a great find. Love it.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Jean!

  9. d i l i p says:

    Sculptures are always interesting and this one is no exception! Love the photos too! 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much.

  10. These are great pictures, Teresa.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Roberta!

  11. Junie-Jesh says:

    The position of both the door and the person may evoke different reactions – a perfect artwork…with a door. What a find, Teresa! Jesh
    PS my doors are now in a separate post. Scroll down…

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Especially interesting in that location. 🙂


    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Janet!

  13. lolaWi says:

    you have the most unique and fantastic finds, T! great eye! 🙂 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Wi!

  14. What a unique and marvelous Doors post Teresa. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Teagan.Hugs too!

  15. Great pictures!
    I wonder if at any time during the day the statue’s shadow reflects in the pool?

    1. Teresa says:

      That’s a good question. Maybe it does. Thanks for the comment, Patricia.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for stopping by Gordon!

  16. This is brilliant, Teresa, the art work and your photos. I’d love to see it for myself.

    1. Teresa says:

      You have to come and visit. I am sure my photos don’t do it justice.

  17. Lisa Coleman says:

    Very interesting sculpture. Love the green grass with the path. It’s almost like they are stepping out of their home and have that view. 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, definitely looks like it.Thanks for stopping by Lisa.

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