images of sticks, structures, and other wall dependent things
Here area few excerpts from a recent piece in the New Yorker by Louis Menand called Learn By Painting, which is about Black Mountain College:
[John] Rice believed that making something is a different learning experience from remembering something...
[He] did not think of art-making as therapy or self expression. He thought of it as mental training... You have to make a something where there was a nothing.
...Knowing and doing are two sides of the same activity, which is adapting to our environment.