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This is the only door with figurative subjects. The inspirations for these two figures, which reside in the main gallery area watching over the space, were Egyptian sculptures of pharaohs and priests and Max Ernst’s large sculpture entitled Capricorn. “On the left, a stodgy king sits on a throne with his legs crosses, holding a small bedraggled flower. He sports a whiskbroom for a beard, a phallic oilcan, machine-like inner workings, and a tangle of wire near his core. The queen on the right seems to be beseeching him to act. Her tiny hands reach imploringly towards the flower he holds. She has a rake for a face and a wire has been neatly woven into a nest near her core. Her mind is a thermostat.”