A friend of the project in Norwich, UK, sent this video link to me. It’s been creatively edited visually, but it documents a discussion by Muslim artists and scholars as to the purpose of art, and why we should create it.
One of my heroes is a gentleman and saint, Seyyed Hossein Nasr. His book, Islamic Art and Spirituality, is a wonderful discussion on art, for any artist of faith. Two more of his books discussing his faith, and the transformative power of faith in general, are here and here.