Here's How 22 Creators' Unknown Pasts Impacted Their Work

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We like to think of artists, writers, and other creative types as being inspired by some magical muse, and pulling their art completely out of thin air. But the truth is, most art is heavily inspired by its creators' past experiences. And if you know what to look for, you can spot those influences. The past experiences of famous creators -- artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians, etc. -- constantly show up in their creations.

This contest was suggested by ShortUsername01, whose deeply shrouded past is on clear display in his contest entries.

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Entry by Andrea Meno

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Entry by KristinaYong

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Entry by burritomouth

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

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Entry by scandata

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Entry by Andrea Meno

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Entry by burritomouth

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Entry by KristinaYong

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Entry by PookieJones

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Entry by Julioceg

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Entry by PookieJones

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Entry by Andrea Meno

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Entry by burritomouth

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Entry by Busteq

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Entry by Hestutomo

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Entry by smrglss

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And the winner is ...

Congrats, PookieJones. You win money.

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