I began painting folding screens with the intent of adding the elements of utility and mobility to the paintings.The relationships between the geometric forms worked well in the triptych configuration when the screens were folded and angles formed in varying degrees.
The screens can be used for their traditional purposes: to create a private space within a room and to become a focal point or decorative element in the interior environment. Or, they could be flattened out and mounted on a wall as a triptych painting.
Each screen has a different treatment/motif front and back creating a distinctly different atmosphere or “mood” which allows for a certain two-for-one flexibility. The “front” is usually more complex and geometric and the “back” often more amorphous, softer and organic or nature related.