I collect inspirations when possible: photographs, pebbles, memories, scents, words, sounds, ideas, colors. I have lists I’ve made in different times and places for future recall.
Male Ballet Dancers
Inspire is a verb, a word of action. Since I’m not known for being exceptionally active – I seek out and find inspiration in a lot of other places…pretty much everywhere. Some people have suggested (not unkindly) that I have a short attention span when it comes to this topic but that isn’t true. The effect is nearly instantaneous. Either an idea is triggered or I move along to the next whatever.
Oddities, associations and transects find their way into my work. People, places, objects, vistas, sounds, smells – anything that prods the senses – can prove inspiring. I thought sharing one of these might spark your senses too.
Dancers amaze me with their physicality and fluidity of movement. I envy their grace and form but am far too lazy to emulate their commitment to training. My passions burn elsewhere but I sure appreciate the human form in all it’s refined glory. I confess to an adolescent infatuation with Baryshnikov. Okay, so I still have a crush. Anyways. Ballet became an inspiration for one of my recurring characters.What inspires you? How do you infuse that influence? How do you inspire others?