The Artists Struggle was inspired by those who try to make a living from artistic endeavors. Art is far from a necessity and is in fact a luxury for those who can afford it. Only an extremely small portion of those who try, will ever make a full-time, professional living from artistic endeavors. With this comes an amplified level of self-doubt and anxiety. The figure with the camera in middle foreground is cloaked beneath his clothes in white. This represents the fear which still lives within. The white figures which recoil from his body and run toward the wooded background represent the self-doubt and loathing which he has managed to disband.