Confusion begets inspiration. When people are facing things they cannot understand, they seek wisdom deeper than the normal human experience. The human community has ascribed messages of salvation to angels, and times of torment to devils. Over a period of 10 years or more, Al Rendon created conceptual images, posing ordinary people in crafted costumes, usually working with local artists to shape wings, costume and tableau. Then gary s. whitford wrote a lyrical message to articulate the intended meaning. These spiritual collaborations between Al and gary, the models and artists carry insight and understanding, celebration and caution.