I often see images or moments in time as snapshots that are then filed away (often unintentionally) deep in the memory. These can be resurrected, triggered by another image or event, and both may reappear featured together (although not originally related) as complementary images in the same piece of work. These may be related to the once physical or to a mental background to the major subjects and often develop, almost organically, even during the actual process of putting paint to canvas.
The works of Relationships in Art, like the memories and their portrayal, are diverse and naturally influence the feelings of the viewer (as all art should), dependent on their current mood. The emotions to be evoked are inherent in the work but time can mellow or, much worse, reignite bitter feelings best left in the past. This is greatest from a personal view of the author of the work and others may just view it as in passing in blissful ignorance and, hopefully, in appreciation of what they get from it.
Some works exude natural happiness but others can evoke the mild anxiety intended, which IS film noir and life’s influence.
Doug Kemp, paraphrased.