A close friend of mine wanted to bring to my attention an article he'd recently read. THIS article, entitled Why We Need Artists from the Center for Faith and Work discusses the importance of art and those that create it from a christian perspective which I found quite interesting. Something I'd like to add is that this article doesn't make the claim that all artists are religious or that it is necessary for religion to be present in the heart of creation. Rather, the beautiful subjectivity of art, the very nature of it being dependent on the interpretation made by the viewer allows it to be used as a tool of faith and faith building even if that was not the intent of the artist. Something worth thinking about. Anyway I strongly recommend this article to any and all who've got five minutes time to spare in their day.