The world is vibrating with possibilities, and the world of ideas is always screaming to be expressed. In John 1:1-4 of Scripture are the words: “In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”
Being in the image of God, artists too have this need to express the presence of God through a tangible idea. Also like God, we are at essence free, and that expression may freely conform to the beauty and truth God intends, or depart from it. Much of life, and much of art, departs from God’s creative order.
But my point is not to conduct a theory of art, but to address the way ideas come into tangible expression. I believe artists are observers, investigators, and sleuths of the possibilities life presents for a fresh expression. Ideas are like acrobats or court jesters: they are unpredictable, spontaneous, and sudden, but also very purposeful. They emerge like beautiful young women from a mist, and become more clear, warm and personal as they draw closer.
So life becomes fascinating because an idea may at any place and any time, and in the most “mundane” circumstance, present itself for revelation. “Express me!” it screams as it struggles for attention. “Let me come to life!” When artist and idea merge, creation happens.