After Ken Grimes had his first psychotic break a few years ago, the schizophrenic artist decided to put some of his ideas about extraterrestrials on canvas. Since then, his works have been featured in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Outsider Art Fair, and New York’s Ricco/Maresca Gallery.
“We get so accustomed to seeing the same thing,” Leslie Umberger, senior curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, told Wired.com. But Grimes actually accomplishes “what many artists aspire to: changing the way we see and think”, Umberger added.
Grimes disagrees with ufologists who say aliens “would come to Earth to help us build pyramids or Easter Island”, instead he believes that alien communication is “more subtle than that”.