March 25, 2002, 10:57:44 am - Vietnam

I recently hung this image in my dining room as a reminder of Vietnam and how rules should not always be followed. Early on, one is taught to avoid centering objects in a composition. Most rules are simply a starting point and novices should be aware of them. But the key is to know when to break them. I like the notion of partial symmetry.  The tree provides two unique spaces, creating a diptych within the single image. The colors are typically Vietnamese. 

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