While putting together the new work for the New Orleans Surrealism series I've been encountering similar themes. There are so many pieces in the series that inevitably there will be similarities as to the content. The goal is to keep the individual pieces as different from each other as possible without losing the focus of the overall theme. Here are three views of the altar areas of three of New Orleans biggest churches. See how each one is radically different from each other.
By becoming aware of specific elements within a larger body of work, you have the ability to mix and match different pieces together under those common threads. This is not only helpful to the artist who wants a better understanding of how to put a series together, but it is also an excellent way to get a galleries attention.
For those interested in seeing the complete New Orleans series, click here:
A Step Beyond the Vieux Carre - The Whispering Voice of Surreal New Orleans