Todd and I just watched an amazing documentary called The Alma Drawings (One of February's Spiritual Cinema Circle picks). It's about a Canadian artist, Alma Rumball, who took no ownership of her drawings, insisting they came through her but were not of her.
Rumball lived a very sheltered and secluded life. She was not well traveled, yet the art she created was filled with religious and spiritual symbolism beyond her conscious knowledge. Some thought she was insane.
The message I took away from the film was this: The world's artists are here to bring messages from the collective unconscious and beyond. There is so much we don't know, and perhaps art opens a portal into other levels of reality.
Who's to say? Perhaps Alma Rumball was more sane than any of us.
* To view Alma Rumball's art, click here.