Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga
Good points. People with self-destructive urges, I've noticed, tend to produce a certain kind of work. Those urges color their creativity and they've produced some very enduring art that way.
Yes, the art often endures long after the artist. What we make of that art is the important question to me? A simple portrait of a tortured soul? A cautionary tale? An inspiration to indulge our own demons? Or simply a glimpse at a way of seeing things we might never have seen or considered before?
It's powerful, that's for certain.