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

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