Art is something that many of us take very seriously. We go see an exhibit and try and figure out the story behind the artist...what drove him or her to express themselves in this way? For the most part, we think of the cultural context behind the piece, and don't really consider the personal life of the artist, unless it's someone famously tortured like Picasso or Pollack. But art with a good personal back-story is some of the most rewarding. You get a glimpse into the life of a real person, not just some figurehead whose artist statement overuses the word 'juxtaposition.' That's why I... More >>>