Art making is an exploration of emotion, intellect, physicality and spirituality. It is a manifestation of the interplay between the conscious and unconscious mind. Human beings tend to have an inherent appetite for altered states of consciousness. Art can be a conduit for this kind of experience. It can help us to break free from the imprisoning models of reality that we create by our own minds. Art making is a way to experience a kind of freedom from the trappings of rational perception. It is a method for counter-balancing the restricting formalities of contemporary civilized existence. Ultimately, art is a metaphor for the spiritual and philosophical ideas of life that cannot be otherwise expressed.