Shape: What shapes do you see? If the work has a flat surface, are the shapes shown on it two-dimensional, or are they made to appear (illusionistic ally) three-dimensional or volumetric? 

If the work is a three-dimensional object, how volumetric is its shape? Is it nearly flat, or does it have substantial mass?

 Is the shape organic (seemingly from nature) or geometric (composed of regular lines and curves)? Can you see any implied shapes?

 In representations of people, how does shape lend character to a figure? Are these figures proud or timid, strong or weak, beautiful or grotesque?