I like the question very much, thank you for it, and would also like to comment, from the way I look at it.
I've always been a little artsy, even as a kid, but stopped doing drawings or paintings for many years a long time ago. I'm not sure why, but almost immediately after my NDE, I began feeling like Richard Dreyfuss in, Close Encounters of The Third Kind.
Constantly driven toward something I cannot put my finger on. Dwelling on it 24-7 whatever it is, and not knowing the reason for it. 9 Years later I still have no idea what some-of my drawings even mean. For a while it was frustrating for me to even think about why I even care so much about it.
As near as I can figure my art is trying to tell me something about myself. Something that is still hidden from me. My ink drawings, to me, seem to have consciousness of their own. It often seems like the drawing or painting, is what a feeling might look like, If you could paint or draw one, or a sound, if you could see one.
Some of my art doesn't even make sense to me sometimes. I just follow the desire to move my hand, see colors next to each other and then the endorphins stream-out and on to the canvas.
I'm not aware of my body even being in the room as it happens, It feels pretty good. OOB feels pretty good too. The endorphin-streams tell me I'm on the right track. It's like picking up bread-crumbs in the labyrinth. Discovering the way in or discovering the way out makes no difference, it's all good.
Other peoples art, affect, effect, me the same way. Summerlander's is fascinating as all hell to me. To me, art can be a two way street for describing OOBE, from my mind's eye, it can be an affect or effect, and when one thinks about it, is the mind's eye really seeing images at all, or is it just an arrangement of neuron patterns in my out of body brain? Most would believe the later is true. But when I imagine, I really think I'm seeing images, and when I hear sounds, what images appear in my mind?
Knowing what all this is, is compelling me.
Be Well Everyone (King, C. 2013)