It's creative to use the broken plate to form a tree shape. The negative space is working well in contrasting with the plate. Also, the plate is shattered in the perfect way to create an interesting tree shape out of the dark background.
"Straight" or Pure Photography. Abstraction, Twin Lakes, Connecticut, 1916 / Paul Strand / Silver-platinum print / "This picture is among the first photographic abstractions to be made intentionally." (from the Met)