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.
We all view the world through our own lenses. Whether as a scientist (been that), parent (am that), national of a country (twice that), male or female (former)...well, you get the idea. Other filters include language (I speak a couple), culture, generation, emotional state, personal history, and brain hard wiring (not as hard as you think!)..
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