"Art is an interpretation of life."

"Art is an interpretation of life. At its essence, reduced to its most simple expression, art is our translation of all human experience. More than that, it is the artist's personal interpretation of their experience of life. Art is an expression of our emotions; art is an interpretation of our experiences; art in its highest is a mirror of life. If life is a work of art and life is to become our most creative act, then we must realize that our lives will be our most profound interpretation of what it truly means to be human. Through our lives, we paint a picture of what we believe and what we have experienced."

From The Artisan Soul, Erwin McManus