This happens in the back of the brain of every musician. That's one reason it just seems like we're up in the clouds ...
Check out http://www.musicinpractice.com/2011/choose-the-perfect-instrument-for-your-child-by-analysing-temperament-physique-intelligence-initial-expense-and-transport/
Fully abstracted image; image of inside a musical instrument; positive and negative space create complexity and curiosity about spaces in the image and makes viewers to wonder where this place/space is; full abstraction makes it difficults for viewers to convey the image
Ingmar Bergman by Unknown Artist
Ingmar Bergman, Paris, Avril 1959 - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/u-r-not-alone/x/536608
Bibi Andersson (center) with Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman on the set of Persona (1966) (Via)