I liked the contrasts: the different colors; the different textures; the fact that one was still living while the other wasn’t. I also liked the minimalist composition. Almost like a little family. In fact, at a risk of falling foul of gender stereotypes, I could almost see this as a metaphor for the typical western family: The large one on the right representing the father; the next largest representing the mother surrounded by the two smallest: the children. And what does the separation between the two groups suggest? Are they estranged? Is this a symbol of divorce in modern society? 😀

Of course I’m coming up with all of this after the event. At the time I’m sure I was thinking something along the lines of “Oh, how interesting. Look at the way that fungus is growing on that wooden plank.”

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