I have often been asked: Where does an artist get his inspiration? Where does it come from? What are the sources? Have my travels through China influenced my output? Has the warm color of the Sahara sands come through in my paintings?
How the changes in the artistís surroundings and the various cultures affect the person subjected to them is surely different from one artist to the other. It is so very individualistic. There are artists who get their inspiration from listening to jazz music, or to rock music; there are artists who need to be in nature for their inspiration; other artists seem to feed on various ecological causes; lately the sources stem from the human condition and the political situation in the world.
My own interests lean to world politics and history. I do not read much fiction. I prefer biographies instead. I like classical music, especially opera. All this I need constantly, every day. Apparently then, this is my source of inspiration.