A portrait of the artist is always their subject. Their ideas find form in their iconography as identity becomes manifest in the content presented and the mode of representation itself. Artists lead complex inner lives, wrestling with ideas, conflicts, and questions without answers throughout their time on earth. When an artist unites eye and hand in the service of the creation of art, what results is a projection of the inner life at that moment. Art, then, become a slide of the soul, a fragment left behind to indicate who, what, where, when, and how. When we look at a work of art, what we really see is the unseen mind that drew it into existence.
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