This photo essay looks outward at the diverse philosophies of a handful of local artists. The passion demonstrated for the respective crafts they pursue are a microcosm of the deepest thoughts of nearly every creative person; we can all find a bit of ourselves within the reflections of every one of these artists. In the end, artists create because they have something to say - even when it is sometimes not immediately clear what that is. The greatest aspect of art itself may be a lifetime of catharsis aimed at discovering answers to our deepest thoughts, or perhaps to simply learn something about ourselves and the world we inhabit.