Lyon’s full of unnecessarily beautiful doors, think gilding the lily and the adding sprinkles. With cool doors, come cool door knockers and this ‘hand of Fatima’ is a popular choice.
Why a grenade? Why not? Coincidently, the door knockers usually hold a piece of fruit, ‘grenade’ is French for pomegranate because early grenades were roughly the same shape. Full circle visual play on worsdery!
It seems to be a fitting reminder of the tickle of danger that irritates that old bit of our brains, even something as benign as a door knocker can shake us with its explosive presence.
Acrylic and pencil on a painted page of the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.
Framed in an up-cycled wooden frame.