The loss of creativity is where many of us most feel our spiritual need. Visit an art museum in any large city and you will see that it has become a temple where the artists are saints and deities and their collected works are objects of ritualized ceremony. We enjoy the unbridled liberty of the “rock star” artist, who is able to channel inspiration like an epiphany. I wouldn’t be the first to suggest that the quest for artistic freedom is a veiled hunger for God because, as an imprint on our being, creativity is closely linked to spirituality.
– Mark Scandrette in Soul Graffiti, p. 122