The French artist Paul Reynard once said, “A work of art is necessarily incomplete. It is a way of learning.” As thinking humans, we need ways to explore deep questions, and art-making provides that way. When we make art, we have a "form" in which to wrestle with the things that intrigue, disturb, delight, or terrify us. It’s a place where we can raise questions about any subject, and receive answers. Art-making, in whatever medium, is a vehicle that allows us to travel into possibilities that haven’t been realized, but might be.
William Blake said, “There’s a moment of eternity waiting for you every day.” And the mythologist Michael Meade often talks about moments when the “seal that separates the worlds” is broken, and Spirit enters through that break. The making of art, in any form, gives us those “moments of eternity” and “breaks” between the worlds. The creative process creates a pause, a way to drop down to a deeper level and receive guidance that we wouldn’t have gotten in any other way. New solutions to complex problems come about when we allow ourselves to play in more spacious terrain.