On the other hand, I love to create worlds, to suggest windows into alternate worlds where things go on even after the window has been closed ("where does the windows go when my computer dies?"). I want to create self-consistent systems that are "self-supporting" like Mondrians compositions, but also more universe-like than concept-like.
This picture started out as a kind of joke, when I combined a Mondrian-object I had recreated with the monolith from 2001. A viewer looking at a portrait? For other forms of beings Mondrians paintings might be still life paintings filled with everyday meaning. Gradually the gallery grew up. It is not clear if the monolith is a spectator or perhaps an art object - didn't the earthlings place the moon monolith on the UN plaza?
But to make a gallery more paintings are needed. I looked for suitable pictures and found one - the rendering itself. It was a simple matter to map it onto a picture. To create balance I needed a second picture to the left. The first was a depiction of the whole picture. The Mondrian painting in the middle was itself. So I wanted something that depicted the underlying reality of the renderer, and I choose a height field used in the Kindergarten picture - one can see the bits that make up computer graphics. It also provided some green - I wanted to balance the colors.
So now this picture depicts itself, a world where monoliths watch abstract (or concrete?) art and the information used in rendering - several levels at once. Hofstadter would be proud.