"I think art is a kind of prayer. When you think about paint, paint is just really from the mineral kingdom, it comes from soils and minerals and so on, so it’s a very materialistic thing. It doesn’t say anything. You take that material and you try to make a composition. And in the composition you try to have a unity. You bring a lot of things to the composition, so many things that they’re all kind of competing with each other. You try to find a composition which will unite all those parts into one thing. And when you have unity, it’s almost as if you attract something from the spiritual world. So it’s almost like a prayer—you lift up your hands and you ask for some kind of confirmation, and if you receive that confirmation, you can have a very deep experience. You can call it a spiritual experience."
—Otto Rogers, Painter.