Reference the classical portraits of Saints—unio-mystica, mystical experience, beyond ordinary experience and description. The Icons are '...like windows into a parallel world.'*.
The tree with gold leaves
Advanced mystics have described true reality as 'radiating infinite beauty, but hidden to ordinary perception'. As if the leaves of a tree would turn gold, simply by watching and waiting until that happens. These drawings are meant to be seen through—like Buddha's flower—a vessel.
Other descriptions:– Nature (invisible) doing something, made visible– What sustained awareness of non-form looks like– Playful, organic, spontaneous things– Processes to get essential materials : rarefaction, distillation, sublimation– Non-linear functional/organizing principles: Wave collapse, Attractor fields– The infinite myriad kaleidoscopic variation of forms– A trace of something, like seeing wind on the surface of water (or a wish)– Visual instructions on how to see correctly
* Fra Angelico