Sometimes it can take months, maybe even years, before inspiration turn into your own ideas.
I’ve had lots of inspiration the last year including Ingmar Bergman movies and a collection of poems from a Norwegian girl I met in Sydney.
Now that we have a group of collaborating actors here in Queensland we’ve been trying to come up with simple ideas that we could shoot easily. I knew that I had something going on and it finally came out yesterday.
I wanna make simple and short scenes with deep conversations between two people. I’ve already written down a few dialogues. Now I just have to meet up with this group and see what happens.
Inspiration leads to ideas which leads to action, it is up to us to honour that process. I was inspired to see a Canadian couple win gold in pair skating. I then saw another ice skater on tv, and it was as if she didn’t take herself seriously enough so she missed a lot of moves.
If we love our art we need to take it seriously, but we can only do that if we see the importance of it. I wish that I’d taken my art more seriously way earlier but I just didn’t have that upbringing.
In fact, we need to take everything around us pretty seriously, because this world always has a path down to destruction. One thing I’ve decided is to only involve myself with people that want to speak the truth, I have no tolerance whatsoever towards lies anymore.
This painting of Misty Copeland has been a big inspiration of mine lately. I love when sports and art meet (as in iceskating) hopefully I can improve in both as I get older.