Evolution has programmed us to recognize depth, brightness, contrast, and more as part of a visual strategy for survival. Two-dimensional images mess with those lessons in ways that are exciting and confusing. These images have been created conceptually with spreadsheet data, yet they have visual elements of depth and perspective as satisfying and real as those in photographs.
Nature’s Minimalism. There are no rules for the dance, but the universe follows rules when constructing the dancers, and evolution has prepared you to give meaning to a bunch of colored sticks.
Sometimes art is not the act of creation, but of choice.