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"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 and welcome to iNous. My name is Samantha Prigge. I founded this independent and non-affiliated institution in 2021 as a means to share the enriching benefits of Artistic Mind.

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

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

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 daughter.

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.

iNous is dedicated to offering resources that enhance the potential for individuals to experience the immersive wisdom of Artistic Mind, thereby nurturing their unique unfolding as a sovereign work of art.

I am currently on the look out for individuals to participate in iNous Incremental Interviews. Incremental Interviews are a sequence of seven questions communicated via email over an seven week period. Each question is designed to prompt self-reflection and self-realization. If you are interested in receiving more details, send me an email.

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


View our Dedication Gallery celebrating all who continue to illuminute the transformative potential of artistic mind.

Novelties of Nous are imaginative prompts reflecting the wisdom of Artistic Mind. Each prompt pairs an evocative artwork with a nugget of nous gleaned from a range of diverse contributors.

FLOW PROMPTS ~ receive Novelties of Nous as daily inspiration and curiosity for your artistic mind.

STACKED PROMPTS ~ order a deck of 64 imaginative prompts for life-long artistic enquiry.

Peruse our library of articles and videos on artistic mind.

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Subscribe to our YouTube channel (@NoveltiesofNous) and watch themed videos of imaginative prompts for contemplation and reverie.

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