But the authentic artist must venture out into the unknown, determined to find that unique combination of relevant narrative and creative technique in order to tell a new story. Those that simply search for meaning become mystics, and those bent on building create all the artifacts of our modern world. The artist must combine the two drives, head off in the hinterland and come back with something new. He has often been marginalized, as he well should be. His place is not in the courts of the well to do but on the fringe, looking in.