Do you believe artists have a deeper emotional core that many people cannot understand, to include relatives and loved ones?
No, I don't. I know many people who are not artists (both family and friends), who are incredibly deep, emotionally attuned, empathetic, sensitive, expressive, articulate, passionate, and all around awesome. I feel well understood and valued by these people. There are obviously some things that I turn to my artist friends for, since we can understand and commiserate with each other in ways that non-artists can't, but I'm sure that is so in any profession, whether you're an artist, a lawyer, or a farmer. It comes with sharing common challenges, struggles, experiences, and aspirations.