The karesansui (dry landscape) rock garden in the Ryoanji temple in Kyoto, Japan, contains 15 seemingly randomly placed rocks in a sea of raked gravel. A study published in Nature of the visual of this oddly satisfying composition revealed a clear structure to the ‘empty’ space of the garden. Thus, the artist was arranging space, not objects. In doing so, they removed a lens from the viewer. Unwittingly unburdened of the ‘focus on the form’ prism, the viewer is relieved, calmed.