The diptych, triptych, quadtych or or polytych are two, three, four or multiple paintings, that create a distinct work of organized art. The individual works participate in a theme, specific subject matter or, together, as a unified composition. Originally hinged together, in contemporary art, these multiple panel paintings usually hang side-by-side, independently, on a surface.
My diptychs and triptychs are juxtaposed canvas or linen stretchers hung purposefully three inches apart. This creates a dynamic through the use of “implied lines”—Invisible lines, produced by the mind—perfectly aligning the forms from each piece. My stretchers are two inches deep, and the lines and hues wrap around all sides. This creates a three-dimensional character to the paintings.