"Above all else,

it is about leaving a mark that I existed:

I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated.

I was happy. I was sad. I was in love.

I was afraid. I was hopeful.

I had an idea, and I had a good purpose,

and that's why I made works of art."

- Felix Gonzalez-Torres

I came across this today, and it stuck with me. I think I've tended to lift artists to this god-like state. Some unattainable level. When, in reality, while art and artists should be appreciated, they shouldn't be worshipped. Rather, they should be connected to. Because creating art, in whatever form, is a completely human, vulnerable endeavor.

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