This chapter wrapped the book up with several beautiful final thoughts about humanity. Art is such a key part of humanity because it represents us. It represents our human condition and our existence. Erwin says “the masterpiece both exposes us and inspires us.” That is why sharing our art can feel so vulnerable – because we’re sharing part of who we are.
That’s also why art can be so powerful, even transcendent. Art can portray our reality in a more beautiful and powerful way. It makes even the most unpleasant and painful moments seem worth it and gives us a sense of hope. I already want to read this book again.