32x47 Acrylic on canvas, 2016
The Compatibility Series is a visual aid to express the way two people come together in a relationship. One side is the feminine, the other the masculine. Each “brick” is a part of a bar graph of their characteristics.
This piece is about two people who start to get to know each other, see where they do not meet and where they have gaps in their compatibility and give up on the relationship. Before they can fully get to know one another and see the potential of their happiness and how they can bridge the gaps they choose to empower the discovered discord over the undiscovered happiness. But had they continued the relationship they may have discovered ways to overcome their gaps and find happiness as a whole.
The left stretcher bar of this piece is slightly warped on purpose to represent the perfection in the imperfect.