14" x 23"
Steel & Poly-fiber
I first noticed this doormat
at Noda Horo, they make enameled things.
We visited and admired their assembly line,
in their compact and amazingly functional factory with the
tiny house structures the products hung from and their
long furnace which burned bright red. When I looked at it
I kept repeating to myself, "Holy Smoke."
The graphic doormat was not made by them nor nearby.
But somehow, like me, someone found it and placed it at their
I looked at it and thought of the neon in our entrance
as the pattern was much the same
and considered how both things are at entrances.
Mr. Horo took us for soba in the countryside
and Marco learned how the owner makes dashi.
So many things behind one doormat.