How do we sum up the message of an artist like the late David Bowie? I think Jon Pareles captured it well:
Yet throughout Mr. Bowie’s metamorphoses, he was always recognizable. His voice was widely imitated but always his own; his message was that there was always empathy beyond difference.
Pareles, J. (2015, Jan. 11). David Bowie dies at 69; He transcended music, art and fashion. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/arts/music/david-bowie-dies-at-69.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news