There is something uplifting about watching creative artists like sculptors and painters at work. How they take raw materials that have no shape or beauty of their own and then use them to bring to reality the vision that existed just in their minds, is something that fills me with wonder. Just take a look at this piece of art where every single part of it is made entirely out of blown glass.
The work is often painstakingly slow and tortured, requiring huge amounts of patience and skill and seeing how they do it, rather than taking away from my sense of awe, just adds to it. I am not an art collector but if I were and had the money, this is the kind of thing I would buy.
The above is the work of Paul Stankard and in this video you see him and his assistants go through the process of creating one piece while also talking about what attracted him to this field of creativity and gave him, an undiagnosed dyslexic who failed in school, a great sense of meaning and purpose in life.