For the artist, the decision between making a living and following creative bliss -- the decision between eating and creating -- has always been a struggle. Patti Smith was homeless when she moved to New York City, and Vincent Van Gogh was poor and all but unknown when he died. The dual nature of this situation is a never-ending problem for most creative people. Dionysus, then, is a fitting character to illustrate this struggle. The Greek god associated with the grape harvest and wine, Dionysus represents duality: On one hand, wine symbolizes celebration and abundance, while on the other, excess... More >>>