Two Doors

Two Doors

2016 – Powder-coated steel

Leslie Laskey, American, 1921-2021

Laskey, born and raised in Michigan, was deeply connected to nature, the four seasons, and the trees. Two Doors invites visitors to be curious, to come in close, peek through the pierced door, and see something new each time they peer through the frames.

A university professor, architect, and artist, Laskey shared his love of Michigan by hosting summer classes in Manistee for six decades. The landscape, rocks, plants, and trees served as initial ideas for thousands of drawings, collages, poems, woodcuts, prints, sculptural pieces, films, and music created by him and those under his tutelage.