"All art is a gift. It is first of all a gift that the maker can do it. It is then a gift to someone else, whether they pay for it or not. The wonder of it is that we cannot get the production of these gifts stopped. Art is life seeking itself. It is our intractable expressions of love for the beauties, ideas and epiphanies we regularly find. ... 'I have walked this earth for 30 years, and, out of gratitude, want to leave some souvenir.' (Vincent van Gogh)"