To me, to paint is to practice the “Presence of God” in the process of creating. Whether I have a market for my work is secondary to the practice of the “art of seeing” that is fundamental to my being. I urge you to do the same: whether your “art” be painting, writing, theatre, dance, music—or being a first responder, or a nurse, or an engineer—develop your “inner eye” and create with faith.

Makoto Fujmura, “The End of the Chelsea Art Scene,” November 8, 2014.