Thought it would be interesting to see who people admired and why. I have had heros and looked up to many in my life and was wondering if we still have heros in this day in age. Is it dead in our world or alive and thriving? I admire hard core artists because they are fearless- they can give a rats ass about what others think about them or their work, it is probably the most selfish, lonely, uncompromising work in the world. They are not afraid of seeing the world differently, or the consequences of being "different". I've always admired Mark Rothko.