|Painting, by Alex Grey|
People say that good artists are ahead of their time. In fact, it is the people who are behind, seeing life through the lens of culture and the thoughts of others. The artist lives in a world beyond culture, beyond reason, where there is no black and white, and where the foundation upon which we stand is but an illusion, like the third dimension represented in two-dimensional space.
Artists don’t think, in the way that most would consider thought. Instead, they are immersed in a maelstrom of ideas and sensations that make no sense, like a dream, or a babbling baby.