Diphyletic

Michael Dura's avatar Michael Dura

The focus of this piece is the inner duality that each of us experience on a day to day basis. Whether it be our attention to outward presentation at work or in public or how we are viewed by others, we can be many people in different situations in contrast to who we actually are. Many of us are forced each day to pretend we are something we are not for a job or for public face and the focus of the light on the left of the piece, leaving the right side dark, suggests that we are in fact multiple people at the same time and we often struggle living a double life.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2"
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Width: 36"
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 48"