What is archaic about the space?
The primitive tilting up of the ground plane forces an artificial space-stacking that is very different from vanishing-point perspective. It allows for surface arrangements of shapes that have intuitive correspondence.
Is this like an aerial view from a plane?
In a way yes, but reviewing commercial flights one realizes that high altitude flattens and induces a haze that together distance the viewer from the area observed. A low-level flight of 300′ above ground provides a different perspective, more like an in-between view: in between the high-altitude flatness and the feet-on-the-earth vanishing point construction.
Why so geometric?
Those objects can maintain abstract qualities with surface relationships that are defused if softened into renderings. The geometry contrasts well with the organic features in line with the theme of Yin & Yang.
Why fences and gates?
Setting aside any psychological interpretations, these are objects that lend themselves to angled arrangement such as 0, 7.5, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90 degrees of slant. Additional objects will populate the space soon.
“But, after all, the aim of art is to create space – space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live.”
Frank Stella, New York City, NY