I recently discovered Two For the Road, a simple Tumblr of side-by-side imagery. The site curator, James Turnley, clearly defines his project as “Image next to image. Nothing more, nothing less.” And yet, seeing those images next to each other, I can’t help but try to find similarities between the two. A theme, abstract thought, colors, geometric shapes…anything!
Isn’t that always the way? Someone explicitly tells us there’s no theme, no puzzle to piece together — just beauty for beauty’s sake — and we still look for a hidden message! How many of you have found yourselves squinting at your monitor or at a museum or gallery asking “But what does it mean?” Maybe nothing at all! (Can you accept this? Sigh. I can’t, either!)