Suppose we have a simple emotional statement XYZ.
To present this feeling we could display this as a word of art and frame it: “XYZ”
Another artist may add unnecessary fluff to make it look nicer or look more complex. However this does not change the actual statement or make it more complex: “—.X.Y.Z.—“
One could over complicate the world by adding additional sub-statements within the work: “XabYabZab”
New works can be created by allowing an abstraction away from the original statment.
One technique could be telling the story non-linearly: “ZXY” or “aXbYbxZ”
There is also playing with the medium telling the statement: “X”, YzX or “XY, Z”
How much should a piece be abstracted or complicated? If it goes too far, it could seem like the original had no original meaning: “Xab.-YabcZ.-” or “ab.—ab.–aZbcYX”
What if someone removes the original meaning and creates a work entirely based on the idea of abstraction: “ab.–.ab” or “acbY—-.acb.Yyb”
And what happens when someone removes these over complications and makes a minimalist work from the left over ideas that came as a result of abstraction: “ab.” or “abcd” or “y-y”?