Like an old Hollywood film set, the gates to the Torrey-West mansion on Ossabaw Island, Georgia are iconic, yet at the same time mysterious and majestic.
The gates were once though to be originally part of the family’s home that once stood on the same property as Bonaventure cemetery in Savannah, Georgia. When the house burned (the same one as described in the famed novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), it was rumored that the gates were moved to their new home on Ossabaw Island.
One can only assume that the passing from this world to the next, the entrance is just this dramatic. It is a portal, into what Sandy Torrey-West called ‘the real world.’
• Selected for ‘The Southern Landscape’ exhibit hosted by the SxSE Photo Gallery
• Selected for 2020/21 Artfields, Lake City, SC
• Cover of Reflections Magazine, October/November 2018
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the island and the Ossabaw Island Foundation maintains several island buildings and coordinates on-island programming.
First edition, black and white photograph, archival pigment print by Joy Dunigan. Available in small (8 in. x 8 in.), medium (12 in. x 12 in.), large (24 in. x 24 in) and xx-large (30 in. x 30 in.) prints. Custom sizes available upon request.