The Mary Diptych
acrylics on clay
and wood
71" x 72"
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© Ron Orpitelli 2002
A candy store's
giant display of
canisters of jelly
beans in all
colors started
my mind thinking
of different mosaic
possibilities.

One thing lead to
another, and the
idea for this piece
was born.  

It resulted in this
diptych done in
the Italian
Renaissance
manner (and aged
to appear ancient).  

It is created of
colored "M and M"
candies (actually
clay replicas)
forming the two
"M's" of our subject
matter:

Mary Magdalene
and the Virgin Mary
portrayed as
mirror images of
each other.