Like a See Saw

I took an art workshop around 40 years ago. The instructor said that we have design naturally in us. I asked if that is true why do we need to learn all these rules. He said that we know design when we are children but as we grow up the world influences how we think. He said look at a child’s painting. There is a house in the middle and a tree on each side. He said they know perfect balance but it is boring. However, even perfect balance can be beautiful if the center of interest and the balance on each side are done beautifully by a child.