Each detail in a photograph turns into something magical when special effects are applied to the image, and then arranged into patterns. The image bellow, for example, is the result of a portrait of a subject wearing a crown. The crown, hair, face, and jewlery are transformed into an image of something resembling gray matter, or whatever your imagination might make out of these.
The Land of Nod, from a landscape photo
Canal waves, from a photograph of water reflections
Woman's guardians, from a photograph of a DJ at her station
Sun glasses, from a landscape photo with a tunnel in the middle