There has been a long relationship between art and spirituality.
Early civilizations used art to make sense of events around them and to record the culture of the time.
As the various civilizations and their spiritual life evolved, art also evolved as a means of expressing a variety of spiritual, philosophical and cultural concepts.
The action of creating the artwork was and still is a deeply rewarding endeavor as the artist connects with their inner self to bring forward insights and themes in their images for others to appreciate and to reflect upon.
In many cases the action of creating the artwork is a meditative experience leading to an inner understanding of self.