Over the last year or so I’ve been working on diptychs – playing with a combination of opposites and similarities.
I initially called them Natural, Unnatural, the majority being macros of tree bark (natural) combined with eroded urban objects (unnatural). The first two images are an example of this.
Organic, Man-made: Abstract diptych of ridged white Birch bark combined with a concrete support column of a bridge.
Organic, Man-made: Abstract diptych of tree bark with fungi combined with a fountain surround under renovation; also a dark fissure in light tree bark combines with a light ‘fissure’ in a dark background.
At some point I brought in rocks although never explored this much, still I thought I’d add them here since rocks are also natural…
Natural, Unnatural: Abstract diptych of rusty shale rock with a collection of black and white ripped posters on a lamppost.
Natural, Unnatural: a selection from a rock wall in Banff, Canada, combined with another set of ripped posters.
Two weathered walls, with opposite colouring: Abstract diptych of a grey wall with splotches of orange together with a orange wall with underlying grey wall exposed, both from Mexico.
Summer/winter at the duck pond.
The same twisted tree looking at it from the pond in the late summer; then looking at it from the other side, covered in snow 5 months later. The similarities result from using Photoshop’s ‘Cut-out’ filter on both, and the few yellow leaves that didn’t fall off.
More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Opposites.
6 thoughts on “Using Opposites for Diptychs”
Oh, these are great, Elizabeth!
I really enjoyed this. It’s a great idea and you worked it well.
Absolutely brilliant. My favorite is the natural/unnatural of the rock and the lamppost poster. True art in all of these. Donna
Aaah, the beauty of rust!
Always love your diptychs Elizabeth, this time especially. Love them all but I think the closing set is my favorite.
It’s always an interesting journey – often I have no idea what I’m looking for until I find it!