Just back from a trip to Italy and Spain, I realise how important environment is to creativity. I have a sketch book of ‘art’, created during the trip, which was influenced by my environment but does not necessarily reflect it. With a blank page of a sketch book in front of me I began to sketch. As long as I did not try to force the direction of the art, I ended up with a sketch which was from within me and not necessarily of me.
This specific artwork came from my observation of people on the trip. We tend to be very self centred. In a crowd people tend to focus on self and try to ignore other people. Just a part of the human condition I guess!