When I teach classes about abstraction, I like to show some photos to clarify that abstraction is all around us. I encourage you to see them everywhere you go too. This recent visit to a friend’s large, and historically rich basement, was full of such abstract compositional opportunities.
Look at each of these photos as if it was a stand alone abstract art composition, instead of just a snap shot in a basement. See how the shapes and colors and textures move your eye around the picture plane? See the classic design motifs? A couple of these I’ll probably paint someday. After looking at these, go on your own treasure hunt, and see what abstract compositions you can find where ever you are.