In order to know oneself, one needs to first invent a universe.
This is seen in the visual fine arts with the relationships between artists and their experiences with their work
Something needs to exist before it can be understood. While an Artist work is understood by the artist through the act of the art work itself being made, this understanding is not static, it both explores and builds on past understandings and evolves through post rationalization into new understandings about the the artist via the work itself.
We build visual languages to communicate and compare each other’s understandings. We do this through creating metaphors that symbolize states of being.