Visual artist Chuck U brings life to the wacky imagery that exists inside his brain. A dog with robot legs and a cat wearing an astronaut suit—Chuck’s guiding mantra is “why not?” While imagination typically lessens with age, Chuck has managed to preserve his imagination well into adulthood.

What is the value of indulging one’s imagination? How can it help you in the world outside of art?

Combine 2-4 seemingly disparate things to create a single image. Start by choosing your favorite animal, and then add unexpected elements like a funny article of clothing or a prop.