Orly Avineri taught my second ArtFest class. As she explains it, "Diptychs are where two become one, looking at the duality of ourselves- how we are beautiful walking contradictions. Our past roots and future shoots come together in the present or now. Art helps us to connect all these things and to unite our opposites.
I liked how we worked on our canvases taped together in the beginning. Then we worked on each half of the diptych separately- intuitively adding collage, paint or line.
In the end, we had to decide which represented our roots and which our shoots.
How did the diptych fit together? What I thought was my roots became my shoots- all united into one piece. Both sections are stronger when seen together. It amazed me how each diptych created in the class represented the beauty and individuality of each artist. I want to explore this process more. It's very powerful.