Individualism and freedom from expectations are two of the prime attributes of being an artist. Being outside of a culture allows you to look in. Our society and western culture have become addicted to the fallacy of reason, logical thinking, and left brained activity in determining the worth of objects and experiences. Intuition, spacial relations, spiritual connection, higher truth, empathy, emotion, and the ability to participate in the interconnectedness of all things are right brained activities. My freedom and my intuition are my guides. If you tried to make a beautiful painting operating in a purely logical and left brained way, it would never work, it would never even happen. There is no logical reason to create beauty. Beauty is undeniably connected to all of the positive, uplifting & unifying virtues of humanity, spirituality, and the great order of the universe.