In one of the Upanishads it says, when the glow of a sunset holds you and you say ‘Aha,’ that is the recognition of the divinity. And when you say ‘Aha’ to an art object, that is a recognition of divinity. And what divinity is it? It is your divinity, which is the only divinity there is. We are all phenomenal manifestations of a divine will to live, and that will and the consciousness of life is one in all of us, and that is what artwork expresses.
“Mom, how does your eye work?” a five year old once asked me.
“I don’t know off hand, but let’s draw one,” I deflected.
“Aha,” the little one exclaimed when it was finished.