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Art is magic. With the speed of light, it travels from our senses to our
sensibilities to our soul. With the skill of an alchemist, the artist translates a
story of common pain into a picture of uncommon beauty. Like God, who
created us and all life from dust and dirt, the artist uses dust and dirt to
memorialize God's creation.