"I do not want to die... until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown."
—Kathe Kollwitz, 1867-1945
Kathe Kollwitz is regarded as one of the most important 20th century German artists. As one biographer notes, she created "timeless art works against the backdrop of a life of great sorrow, hardship and heartache." I think her quote is an appropriate response to Jesus' Parable of the Talents.