I have images from Cathedral St. Lazare taped up on my studio walls this week. The church is said to hold relics of Lazarus - you can read about that here.
As an artist who doesn't draw very well, I have found that carving helps you get RIGHT DOWN TO IT. An artist working in stone has to decide which lines will be absolutely essential to create form and expression.
And I've been rediscovering the photography of Irving Penn, for the same reasons. I've been a slavish reader of fashion magazines for years, so I've seen many of the images before, but hadn't considered them beyond simple visual. It has that same, essential line. I have gotten a lot of painting mileage out of this old photo.
Her face led me here:
Interesting differences, so far.What is on your inspiration wall this week?