We take it as curious, yet natural to how our minds work, that an object may represent two different things at one and the same time. Most visual dualities - such as this one, where a magnificently worn-out construction site tarp evokes perhaps an impression of remote cosmic events - are consonant images, in the sense that the dual notions of what's here can somehow co-exist well side-by-side and do not feel as though their meanings, although widely disparate, fight one another at the conceptual level. Contrast this image with the viewing experience that I call "narrative disruption," as presented in "Steel Mesh Landscape" and its related images that follow.
TITLE - "Astral Tarp"
WHERE - Tarp-covered exterior wall, Burnaby, British Columbia (2018)