The ducks in the Okanagan Lake never line up. I think they missed the memo. Scattered randomly along the shore, pecking, diving, little butts stuck skyward as they dive for tasty water bugs. But never in a row.
Sometimes it is the break from form, pattern or dare I say 'the norm' that creates an eye-catching sight line. Removing the 1970's immitation 'Tiffany' light fixture from a foyer and placing it in the bathroom, creates a romantic, unexpected rush of sensual delight.
Dan Phillips is a master of deception, or altering our perception - or need - for continuity of form. The obsessive desire to control the apperceptive mass.