What is the reality?

What is visible to the eye, is not always what is true. But what is truth if we cannot see it? How do we know what it “looks” like, if we cannot see it? How do we know it exists, if empirically we cannot provide evidence for it?

Are the trees buildings, or are the buildings the trees?

What do you think, Mike?

Gonsalves, Rob. “Arboreal Office » Rob Gonsalves » Marcus Ashley Gallery.” Marcus Ashley Gallery. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2017.

Also, note how the two sources of light are on polar opposites of the image: the light emitted from the fire on the bottom, and the light emitted from both the moon and the artificial lighting of the sky scrapers.

Does this apparent spectrum of light that the image presents show that some lights (the natural light of fire) make visible only a certain perspective, that is in this case, emits a glow that highlights the bottom halves of the trees.

Gonsalves, Rob. “Arboreal Office » Rob Gonsalves » Marcus Ashley Gallery.” Marcus Ashley Gallery. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2017.

While, the light on the upper portion of the image emits a warm blue glow coming from both the moon and the artificial lighting of the skyscrapers. This light on the upper portion of the image sheds light on what some one would say is the opposite of a forest of trees: a city of skyscrapers.

Gonsalves, Rob. “Arboreal Office » Rob Gonsalves » Marcus Ashley Gallery.” Marcus Ashley Gallery. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 May 2017.

All three lights, being both different in nature, present a particular truth to us. Are the trees, in reality buildings, or are the buildings in reality, trees?

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