...and He filled them with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts - to make artistic designs...and gave them the ability to teach others (Ex. 35). As I see it, my purpose as an artist is a simple one: to take any ability I have been given and use it, and then share what I've gained with others. Art can open our eyes and ears and hopefully our hearts to the world around us. It provokes, stimulates, inspires; it's the child that stands and says, "Look at me, see what I can do!" E.M.