Hearts Desire / Destiny Reclaimed
My current work is done in pairs (diptychs). Starting with two images, I paint on each then put them together face-to-face until they dry. Then I separate them. Since the work is on paper there is a bit of tearing and parts of each image are transferred to the other.
I then paint each one as an individual work, highlighting certain elements or eliminating them altogether. While there are traces of each on the other they are not intended to look like opposites however they are designed to share similarities, if only in the smallest ways.
As with relationships or the exchange of ideas, we take/carry part of the other with us. And, we choose the areas/attributes/ideas (both positive and negative) to focus on or ignore.