as salam alaikum
the hadith related to the aforementioned statement goes as follows: "The Ihsan is to worship Allah as if you see Him; and even if you do not see Him, He is seeing you" (reported by al-Bukhari, al-Majlisi and others...).
The hadith says "worship Allah AS you see Him..." therefore do not imply physical or imaginative sight. Rather it refers to the awareness of His might and greatness, to know that He is watching over us and we are bound to fulfill our duty in front of Him and for Him. It is an attitude that should move and shake the heart to get more closeness to Him insh'Allah. It does not refer to depict a picture of Allah in ourselves as He is far above of any thought and limits.
With prayers for your success.