This Artist Illustrated People In Exchange For Their Secrets

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You might not think of secrets as beautiful. But artist Terence Eduarte seems to think they are. In a project called "100 Days of Secrets," Eduarte illustrated 100 people, some friends, some strangers. The cost? One secret. That's right – he's an artist taking secrets as his fee.

That unusual concept inspired some powerful artwork. Eduarte shows his subjects with their backs to the viewer, lost in thought and often holding props symbolizing their emotional turmoil. The fantastical colors exaggerate their forced sunny exteriors, while the lighting often casts half their bodies in shadow – a powerful metaphor for inner conflict. Here are some of the most heartbreaking, shocking, and strangely funny Terence Eduarte illustrations from his breathtaking Instagram account.