"And then we begin to act and behave in ways, consciously or unconsciously, that will leave others with the thoughts, feelings, and impressions we believe will bring us their love, respect, or pity - until that one day when the walls come crumbling down." - Debbie Ford, The Shadow Effect
"Beneath the social mask we wear every day,we have a hidden shadow side:an impulsive,wounded,sad,or isolated part that we generally try to ignore.The Shadow can be a source of emotional richness & vitality,& acknowledging it can be a pathway to healing & an authentic life.We meet our dark side,accept it for what it is,& we learn to use its powerful energies in productive ways.-"Romancing the Shadow," by Connie Zwieg, PhD.,& Steve Wolf, PhD.
I think the pattern from the layer of shadows contributed to making this an artistic shot. I do feel that the repetition has created some movement for the viewer's eye, guiding it through the image. I also found it interesting why the photographer chose to do a side view instead of a front, perhaps so you can see the shadows of the patterns clearer.