Sunday, January 20, 2008

Putting Two and Two Together

Choleena DiTullio's 'Fishtych' paintingMy most recent painting is two-in-one in a couple of ways: two canvases and two views. It's name, Fishtych (pronounced 'fishtick'), is derived from the word for a painting that's been produced on two canvases: dyptych. The painting itself is inspired by the natural phenomenon where fish of the deep sea use bioluminescent nodes to glow in the dark. This fish lives a dichotomous life hinging on the magical time of sunset -- a colourful and playful entity by day, and a dark beast after lights-out.

Its dramatic size of 60" x 38.4" (approximately 5 feet wide by 3 feet tall; 152 cm x 97.5 cm) and glow in the dark property creates an excellent conversation piece!

• For more paintings, visit my online gallery.
• If you're one of those people asking if I know that the 'dark side' of my fish are reminiscent of vampires, the answer is yes.
• And, yes, I know (and love!) Joss Whedon's work in creating/writing Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly. Visit WHEDONesque.

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