There are inspirations to be found in so many works that surround us, and not just artistic works. For this reason I wouldn’t be able to really narrow things down to categories of inspiration; if I were asked to. I think it’s definitely important to retain an appreciation for many different types of work and the artists that produce them. Regardless if you like the artists’ style or the work they create, there is something to be learned.
I have always found it inspiring that you can put twenty artists in a room, and tell them to draw the same object…and each one will have their own unique interpretation. It is for this reason that art is such a great medium and that it offers so much for us to learn from. This also allows us to see that the world we live in would be very boring if we all viewed things from the exact same perspectives.
In viewing this statement we also see how much there is to be said about life; as related to art. Even though we all live in the same world and are surrounded by similar environments, we all view things in our own unique way. It doesn’t matter if we are speaking about our next door neighbor or the relative that lives a continent away…perception is unique. This in turn affects the way that we create, imagine, interact, learn…and teach.
By respecting these principles of imagination, individuality and creation there can be great things accomplished; and great boundaries overcome. Originality and inspiration share the same roots as creation and imagination. Without the ability to look at things in new ways, problems could not be solved. Solutions and innovations would be non existent.
I guess the most important lesson to be learned by all this is that we need to remember that different is not bad. It is actually very, very good…and essential to our survival and success.
Till next time, peace.