Raising Demian’s Poarta, Sîrbi, 1999
Demian’s gate blew down in a storm. He is a shepherd and gone from his home for over six months during the spring and summer. He asked his neighbors, the Berci family, to raise a new one for him and they agreed. Two weeks of labor culminates in an impromptu gate-raising.
There exists a deep bond of trust between these two neighbors. Petru and Petru Berci made the gate without having agreed on its price, and Demian agreed to have them erect it on his land without having seen it.