To begin with, I did not create this piece with a clear meaning in mind. One side showing the Space Needle is almost monochromatic and uninteresting. The other side, however, is a reflection of the same scene that is now filled with color. Using this contrast, I wanted to portray how people can have very different views and experiences. For someone who lives in Seattle, they would experience the monochrome view of the space needle because they see it so often. Those who are just viewing it for the first time will see the left side. When one becomes accustomed to something, it becomes lackluster. The world becomes a little less wonderful when we stop viewing things as a new experience. That idea is sad for me because I feel that we lose part of ourselves as well. In all of my art I try to show a new perspective so that one can once again retain their sense of wonder, and that is exactly what I aimed to do with this photograph.