or sculpture are self-contained statements about the nature of human
existence in all its essential aspects. An ornament presented as
a work of art becomes a fool's paradise, in which tragedy and discord
are ignored and an easy peace reigns.
Arnheim, Art and Visual Perceptions 1954
all appearances are reversable ... only at the level of appearances
are all systems fragile and vulnerable ... meaning is vulnerable
only to enchantment.
Baudrillard, Seduction 1977