Every artwork begins as an experience, which becomes its 'raw material'.
It is as though the artist is saying, "I like this pile of junk; what can I do with it to make it my own?"
When we recognise an artwork as by a particular artist, we are identifying the method used to transform the 'junk'. This is the artist's 'style'.
Here is one final painting. Imagine that the artist is with you now in the Art Gallery, with your pile of junk on the floor. What do you think he might recommend you do with the junk so that it will look like it is meant to be there, like it is 'art'?