artists use all sorts of inspiration when making their work. usually they look around themselves, and pick from what they see. however, many artists go to different sources – infinite choices are available. one of my favorite artists, Terry Winters, did a whole series of paintings in the 1990’s titled “Graphic Primitives”. he was looking at, and thinking about diagrams that “explained” in some way “a method of thinking”, and “how information can be processed as pictorial imagery.” quite a challenging premise, but the paintings themselves (which are very large) a beautiful, and at the same time obscure in meaning.