I first became a celebrated borrower of ideas in senior school. At the time, it wasn’t considered to be a particularly positive step down the road to academic success although, evidently, I thought it was a brilliant move. These days we tend to look on ‘borrowing ideas’ as a perfectly acceptable starting point pretty much across the board. Indeed, this may be the ideal moment to throw myself into a debate entitled, ‘Do Original Ideas Exist?’ But I’m not going to. Instead, using words like ‘inspiration’ and ‘motivation’, I’m going to show you something I painted recently.
There is work to be done, I know, but it’s my starting point.