I've always viewed art as a form of communication and it seems that there are many things within us that speak most eloquently through artistic expression. The act of creation strikes me as the most honest way in which we humans can offer a glimpse of ourselves to the world at large. The creative process also serves as a way for one to understand ones own psyche and give voice to things within oneself that are not readily understood. One of the things I like about TeeFury is that there are so many references to what I'd call cultural symbolism within the submissions. I'll admit that there are some designs that I don't understand and references that fly way over my head or under my radar, but that's perfectly fine with me!