"Ultimately, I believe each one of us is a sacred work of art unfolding within a greater Mystery which connects us all."

~ Samantha Prigge ~

About the founder

Hello! My name is Sam and I founded iNous as independent institute in 2021 to celebrate and share the timeless wisdom of Artistic Mind.

I am an artistic researcher and content curator – which really means I’m passionate about collecting and creatively arranging nuggets of wisdom related to living life artistically.

In 2018, after spending 20 years immersed in academia, I purposefully walked away from the rules and regulations of institutionalised learning to pursue a more open-ended and autonomous lifestyle. Stepping away from the comforts and support structures of the University was both frightening and exhilirating. By my side were my husband Lanon Prigge (Artist, Muse and iNous contributor), and our homeschooling child.

The most significant thing I learned in my 20 years as a lecturer in performing arts is that while it’s possible to teach art – in the sense of imparting techniques, tools and history – it is impossible to teach artistry – as this is an infinite process of discovery and emergence unique to each individual.

Ultimately, I believe each one of us is our most sacred work of art unfolding in a greater Mystery which connects us all.

iNous is dedicated to sharing the timeless wisdom of Artistic Mind through informative resources, inspirational services and imaginative products.

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iNous is an independent Artistic Research institute based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We celebrate Artistic Mind as a collective resource and offer imaginative tools to support the flourishing of artistic minds worldwide.

View our Dedication Gallery celebrating individuals who continue to illuminate the value of Artistic Mind.

Novelties of Nous is our collection of 1000+ inspirational prompts for Living Life Artistically. Each prompt pairs a vibrational artwork with inspirational wisdom to activate curiosity and invite daily creativity.

EMAIL JOURNEY ~ subscribe to receive our full collection of Novelties as an email journey for self-actualisation,  journaling and creative inspiration.

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Peruse our free library of resources exploring the themes of Artistic Mind.

Reach out if you have a question, or would like to collaborate on a project to illuminate your Artistic Mind.

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