Philosophical abstract art appeals to residents of Art Asylum because it sounds intellectual and and does not require practical skills. You have these geometric shapes and you just move them about and you get ideas for your own designs. It may look like child's play but child's play involves exploration,testing and thinking.

Many adults are ashamed about not being able to draw and have a block to learning. Art therapists reassure that not being able to draw is an advantage in art therapy. But inhibitions about taking up a pencil can be quite strong. Even those who can draw often find it helpful play around with shapes and test ideas for design..