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- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm William. I could see myself in those eyes. Those eyes really are what caught me. The way those eyes sort of just look back at you, and you can see so much. Childlike and innocent, but at the same time, showing sort of a sadness almost in them. I feel complete empathy to them. What I find really interesting about this sculpture is how it's human, but then it's not. The artist took the chunk of wood that he carved this with and carved it beautifully to serve his purpose. I don't know if this is intentional or not, but the cracks almost look like tears coming off of the face. He designed his own face with horns to give him a look, as he described himself, as savage, almost an outsider, shunned upon. And I think Gauguin felt like this himself. He left his native France and went to Tahiti. This is sort of him reflecting on how he's a demon in society, but since these horns are also like how Tahitian men wear them, he sort of fits in there but not in a place where horns would be looked on as a mark of the devil. - [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Kayla. When we look at a person, we probably judge the book by its cover. He might seem truly evil on the outside, but on the inside, he might be a good person. Art is an expression from the heart. It could give us a different view of the way the world is. Like the artists, you understand how they think and how they picture things.