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Steppenwolf by Veltti







Forewordby techgnotic


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I was inspired to create this series by naikki while looking through her gallery of diverse artwork and reading through her journals which are focused on her favorite inspiring writers and thinkers. I felt certain there must be beautiful artwork in the form of portraits and tributes to these writers and their stories. I found most of naikki's choices of quotes to be inclusionary, redeeming and welcoming to any artist on their own path. Instead of just crediting naikki with the inspiration for this new series on depthRADIUS, I also invited her to provide a quote about Herman Hesse of her own to kick off this series.






Contemplations of the sharp-eyed mystic: when words become the palette to paint the journey to self realization.naikki








About Artists on Writers


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Writers will always find inspiration in the visions of artists, always feeling compelled to tell the stories behind the moments captured in artists’ unforgettable images,




Just as,




Artists will always find inspiration in the words of writers, always feeling compelled to lend visual reality and habitat to the characters described in the scribe’s haunting words.















A Quote From Herman Hesse


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Life is a process of becoming...

“There is no escape. You can't be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man. You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover. You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and the nausea. Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter of childhood and the apprehension of death. Say yes to everything, shirk nothing. You are not harmonious, or the master of yourself. You are a bird in the storm. Let it storm! Let it drive you!”


— Hermann Hesse










Hermann Hesse Inspired Artwork








Steppenwolf


by Herman Hesse

I sped through heaven and saw God at work.


I suffered holy pains.


I dropped all my defences and was afraid of nothing in the world.


I accepted all things and to all things I gave up my heart.















Demian (excerpt)


by Herman Hesse

In The Fog
It's strange to wander in the fog!
A lonely bush, a lonely stone,
No tree can see the other one,
And one is all alone.


The world was full of friends back then,
As life was light to me;
But now the fog has come,
And no one can I see.


Truly, no one is wise,
Who does not know the dark
Which inevitably and silently
Does from others him part.


It's strange to wander in the fog!
Life is loneliness
No Man knows the other one,
And one is all alone.























Demian (excerpt)


by Herman Hesse

The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world.
















Research & Curation


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Writers will always find inspiration in the visions of artists, always feeling compelled to tell the stories behind the moments captured in artists’ unforgettable images, just as, artists will always find inspiration in the words of writers, always feeling compelled to lend visual reality and habitat to the characters described in the scribe’s haunting words.



Writers: $techgnotic
Designers: $marioluevanos
Credit: =naikki
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happychristmas2014 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  New member
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maharvi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
truly inspirational. Thank you for such a wonderful resource.
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Calilasseia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
With respect to this quote, that appears in part on the Featured Stories Of The Week advertisement for this article:

There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.

I suspect quite a few physicists would take exception to this. Just saying.
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Anastasia122 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting article..
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cipher-0x Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wonderful & enjoyable read on an incredible talent, Thank you!Rose 
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RainyBlacksmith Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Always something good to read... on here... ^-^
Great article... was in a blah, but now once again inspired.
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LongCoolWomanInBlack Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   Artist
One more remark literature is art. Poetry is art. They are forms of written art as opposed to a picture.
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Cold-Mountains Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tribute and thank you for featuring my work.  I also did an oil of H.H..  Did you catch that one?
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LongCoolWomanInBlack Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   Artist
I will pick an author at random. William Faulkner “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”

The man loved the written word, that is all. Frankly, he did not give a damn.
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