The concept of “Pairs” challenged the artists to consider their work as it developed in theme or concept and consider how one piece could influence the artist to create a companion piece.

Unlike a diptych, each new work stands alone and yet its voice is more fully developed when viewed as a pair that evolved from the subject, materials or some other element of the initial work.

When conceiving work for Pairs the artists experimented with relationships between subject, media and techniques. The artists began in a creative dimension without boundaries and chose a concept or subject without limits. The first work was planned and sometimes completed when the artist found a way to morph the idea, media or subject into a complementary piece. The resulting pair effectively enables viewers a more in depth appreciation than a solitary work.