You can paint a new thing in an old way or you can paint an old thing in a new way, which means if you take something that is very basic, like a house, a tree, then you can kind of go crazy with it because people will know it is a house.
As I am driving by, what catches me is all of a sudden there is that triangle and that square. The really ornate new houses are not simple enough for me. I like the older neighborhood and the simpler houses that are easier to look past the details and concentrate more on the shapes and the things around them.
It is trying to get the very essence out of it. You are saying very loudly, This is what is very important about this, let me show you what I saw.