There are two ways I’ve thought about decomposition: in learning complex tasks and in renewing the forest.
Mushrooms are amazing at decomposition and recycling. They blossom overnight. They convert death to life. They take shapes and colors that are surprisingly diverse.
Learning complex tasks also takes decomposition of the whole into more manageable parts and tasks. It makes sense. Identifying those parts and tasks is critical to effective decomposition, according to scholars like Van Merrienboer. It’s something I have been thinking about lately.
Of course the next art form is recomposition, and that is also a delicate artform.