What is the difference between art and a pretty picture? For me it is the difference between carrying that image or a piece of that image in your psyche, emotionally or intellectually and walking away without it requiring any thought or feeling.
In other words, art comes from deep within our souls, it reaches back into the pantheon our existence and forward into that which we cannot see. It connects us like the ethereal strings of electric beings that I believe us to be.
Art is simply all there is.
To create a piece for another is a gift I shall never take for granted. Art requires neither fame nor fortune, it simply needs to exist, to be created and to be viewed, understood individually and uniquely by each of us. It allows us to place that which is too heavy to carry on a wall, safely and solidly placed but no longer part of our burden. Once it exists it has no owner, only those that watch it.