What's an artist?

What's an "artist", really?

An artist is one that can no longer be understood through universal social norms, one that has created a world for himself, like an atmosphere, where (s)he breathes and lives and brings insights from that world to this one.

Artists are all messengers, linked to unspoken mysteries they decided to decode.

Art is the place where the only rule is no rules at all, and where meeting people requires leaving all we know at the doorstep.