I am struck by how much I need to work in a series, the obsession with diptychs and triptychs, why? One explanation is that we are all stuck in the world of duality, we cannot escape it, black/white, male/female,up/down,day/night etc... My pieces reflect this to the point that I rarely do a singular piece, it almost feels naked when I see a lonely piece with all its ideas within its own borders. I prefer to have at least two, so I can compare and contrast.
Reminds me of those drawings in the puzzle section of the magazine or newspaper that ask the viewer to spot the differences between them. I loved doing those visual puzzles, still do.
I thought I would make a note of the dictionary definition of the word, see below. This question of duality really feels like an existential dilemma , do we want to be "One", and how does that singularity in humans actually look. Here we are, always looking for the other to make us whole. Is this the spiritual dilemma of every age?
n, pl -ties
1. the state or quality of being two or in two parts; dichotomy
2. (General Physics) physics the principle that a wave-particle duality exists in microphysics in which wave theory and corpuscular theory are complementary. The propagation of electromagnetic radiation is analysed using wave theory but its interaction with matter is described in terms of photons. The condition of particles such as electrons, neutrons, and atoms is described in terms of de Broglie waves
3. (Mathematics) geometry the interchangeability of the roles of the point and the plane in statements and theorems in projective geometry
Here are some sketches made while doing the three large recent drawings.