True fearlessness is the product of tenderness. It comes from letting the world tickle your heart, your raw and beautiful heart. You are willing to open up, without resistance or shyness, and face the world. You are willing to share your heart with others -Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
I think the pattern from the layer of shadows contributed to making this an artistic shot. I do feel that the repetition has created some movement for the viewer's eye, guiding it through the image. I also found it interesting why the photographer chose to do a side view instead of a front, perhaps so you can see the shadows of the patterns clearer.