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Promethean Costs

36" x 48" oil on panel
© 2015 Donato Giancola

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Creative outbursts from individuals have their costs and risks, like meteors that flame up and enrich the sky and their viewers before they fade and die. Prometheus paid for his impulse to help humanity (with the eagle coming to eat out his liver everyday, after growing a new one, forever tortured for this act of kindness), acting upon desire and what he felt was right. Creative artists/writers/scientists must do likewise. To be creative is to take great risks, a chance to be an inspirational star delivering knowledge and benefit to others. We struggle with risk, but sometimes do not realize the cost for success to be achieved.