I had to do a project for my Art History class which involved picking apart an artists work and trying to find something spiritual in it. Well, it is rather difficult for me since I am not an artist and I am not spiritual. I don't believe in spirits, so I am wondering if I am wrong in denying seeing anything spiritual in the artists work. Since there are no souls for me, I cannot find anything spiritual in her pieces. I realize I am going to sound totally ignorant when I have to talk about this in front of people, I really didn't go out of my way to research spirituality in humans so it is difficult for me to understand. I generally understand things by experiencing them, seeing them with my own eyes or empathizing with them in some way, and I just can't seem to wrap my mind around the division of body and soul. To me, she is an artist making a statement about the world we live in, about the rights of human beings and about our perceptions and thoughts. Is a thought something akin to spirituality? She seeks to change our minds, to challenge us to think in different ways. Is that something spiritual? I can see a separation of mind and body, letting go of superficial things and judging based on character and ideas, but I see that as something solid, when the mind fades there is no way for it to continue thinking and it fades into oblivion. What the hell is a spirit anyway, can it take on different forms and meanings to different people? It's so confusing, I can't believe I have to talk about this in front of people in an hour.