Wednesday, February 5, 2020

IWSG: Inspiration from Art

This Month's Question: Has a single photo or work of art ever inspired a story? What was it and did you finish it?

My Answer: While researching my novel, UNLOCKED, I came across this piece of art (above) from Spain's Psychiatric Gallery. It moved me. It did not inspire the novel, but it inspired elements of the main character and her struggle with what was happening in and to her mind. Mental health is a fascinating topic, and the art derived during therapy can be mesmerizing. I loved this piece of art so much, I described it in the novel.

What about you? Has piece of art ever inspired a story for you?


  1. Hi,
    I can see why the picture inspired you. The woman or teenage girl looks confused and unsure of herself.
    Wishing you all the best.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

  2. The painting above is amazing. Not sure the medium (watercolors?) but there's a lot of raw emotion there. It brings to mind the song Torn by Natalie Imbruglia.

  3. I think this picture was describing the teenage girl who is confused about her future.