I have always been struck by the way a sense of humor, a whimsical way of expressing things can actually increase our fascination with the inner personality and beauty of whatever we are trying to portray/express.
Here is a purposefully whimsical mix of fanciful architecture and a relative’s dog’s face. I thought of some kind of labyrinth with a befuddled dog’s face at the center of it! The dog’s head/face at the dead center of the composition makes me think of a cartoon face, you know the one in the Looney Tunes commercial. So, canine pop. Of a sort!