Monday Awe

The Tortured Artist: Can suffering inspire you?

The artist takes in the world, but instead of being oppressed by it, he reworks it in his own personality and recreates it in the work of art. -Ernest Becker


Monday Awe

Conquering our fear of death

Man has “a mind that soars out to speculate about atoms and infinity, who can place himself imaginatively at a point in a space and contemplate bemusedly his own planet. This immense expansion, this dexterity, this ethereality, this self-consciousness gives to man literally the status of a small god in nature… Yet, at the same time… man is a worm and food for worms”. -Ernest Becker