After reading about this concept and debating the merit of this kind of work, students created descriptions of art pieces that only exist in the mind. Here are a couple examples:
The little, make-uped face is set before you. The hair that decorates his forehead is black and spiked. Around his eyes is a copious amount of charcoal eyeliner. Spread across his features a sly, grim expression is present. His eyes are milky blue, great and wide. He bears a small bit of stubble. His eyebrows are furrowed. He looks to be in his 40s and although his expression is somewhat indecipherable, he gives you a sense of security.
-- Taylor 7th grade
This painting doesn't just show the different colors of life, but shows how stretching branches gradually begin to grow as you feel them slowly pass by in time. The toppling mountains rise above you in the distance while the sky-scraping grass brushes against you in the foreground.
-- Nicole 8th grade