2:32 PM at some point, especially if you live in our little town, you have seen an aspen trunk up close, and that image lives somewhere in your memory bank. that aha moment causes you to actually see the canvas differently: "a tree! yes, i know trees! i love trees!"
once it is turned on it's head and painted over with a different image, also derived from nature, it may function as a counter melody does in music; enhancing, supplementing, enriching the dominant, overlying image. ideally, the canvas would vibrate with harmony, mystery and a familiar note. it would sing!!!