"The Beauty of Chance Correspondences"
TITLE - "The Beauty of Chance Correspondences"
WHERE - Traveling carnival, Coquitlam, B.C. (2017)
In the mutually disruptive narratives of this oddly entangled image, a tree's limbs seem to wrap around and entwine with elements of the city scape, carnival scene, and sky in the distance, almost as though the image's elements were somehow interacting expressively. Since we all know that this interpretation is not possible in reality, the image calls freshly to mind just how much of the story that the viewer constructs in order to make sense of what the image "means" is actually going on in their own mind and/or in the photographer's, rather than in what literally stands before the camera. As Plato knew, beauty is indeed in the eyes of the beholder, and we find beauty in this image by appreciating the quietly lyrical correspondences between foreground and background.