I agree with C.S. Lewis that humans are sub-creators, that is, created creators. When Scripture says we are “created in the image of God” I think this is the characteristic we most share with Him – the desire to create something that lives outside ourselves, whether it is a painting, music, or a machine. To that end I think we are driven to actually imitate creation and infuse it with our own ideas.
This is why I particularly enjoy this video – it depicts an artist who seems to have grasped this calling, to birth new creations.