Two things I particularly enjoy are bold colors and diptychs. While I was studying color theory and different combinations of colors, as well as the meanings behind each color, I decided to make a list of some colors I enjoy-- pink, teal, light green, medium and dark blues, brown, and orange-- and try and utilize them in two related designs meant to be seen together. The catch? The two pieces had to be as different from each other as possible. I decided to create two fictitious still lifes, houseplants within pots.
The first piece was what I first imagined. Two individual and wholly different (but still based in reality) flowers stemming from a larger pot. While the arrangement would be seen as strange within the context of our real world, it appears as if it could exist; that is, if the harsh reality of gravity allowed for such long stems to support the weight of the much larger flowers.
The second piece is almost an inversion of the first. Where there were two small and delicate flowers, I created a large bush that takes up the majority of the piece. It is supported by a dual stem, something entirely not grounded in reality. The pot it sits in is skinnier and longer, as opposed to the short and stout pot of the first piece. The colors of the second piece, however, are what really sets it apart and draws the viewer's attention to the fact that it is not actually a replication of something observable, but rather, an amalgamation of ideas and concepts of what a "plant" is, just absent the context that makes a "plant" believable.