"Though this picture is simple. I have done black and white photography for many years and my favorite element of design is contrast. The contrast in this photo takes it from simple to interesting." I think this a fine example of contrast/black and white.
This piece is an example of pattern and texture because of the pattern that the piece makes. The wooden sculpture looks like rocks which seem to have a smooth texture. The light and dark also create visual interest and increases appeal.
I recently discovered the work of the French painter Pierre Soulages I love his thick strokes and moody colors. Peinture, 21 Novembre 1959 Inside the Soulages museum (photo by Jaume Prat) Lithographie 1964