Michael Charron is a conceptual realist whose work is deeply rooted in seeking, both internally and externally. He believes art must reflect the values of the culture from which it comes. The values Charron chooses to explore are the crisis of meaning, particularly in the Western World, and the need for spiritual awakening, both personal and societal. Charron's artistic ways of expressing this "awakening” include: the beauty and complexity of the natural world, illustrated and cursively written spiritual musings concealed beneath his landscape paintings, and his mystically informed, esoteric and imaginative Catacomb Saint and kachina assemblages. Through his work Charron explores Divinity. However, he also understands it may be that Divinity is exploring through him.