Art does not reflect what is seen, rather it makes the hidden visible.
~ Paul Klee
And, expanding a bit on his view of the role of an artist, Mr. Klee invokes the image of a humble regal tree:
“From the root, the sap rises up into the artist, flows through him, flows to his eye. Overwhelmed and activated by the force of the current, he conveys his vision into his work. And yet, standing at his appointed place as the trunk of the tree, he does nothing other than gather and pass on what rises from the depths. He neither serves nor commands: he transmits. His position is humble. And the beauty at the crown is not his own; it has merely passed through him.”