Although much of our inspiration for design
comes from nature, some inspiration can be
directly linked to other sources.
N...
Problem sharing can lead to group action.
Do we feel better when we share a problem?
Problem solving,
then, can also
addresses an
emotional need.

It can be therape...
We tell stories many
different ways and for
different reasons.

… for instruction,
entertainment, selfexpression….
We also tell stories in
pictures

Mural art representing music
One art form can be an inspiration for another.
In artifact.

Pottery can represent
poetry, history, myth.
An example of
tapestry representing
mythology.
Books

An illustration can represent
a moment from literature or
legend.
Plays

Play’s can be inspired by other literature.
Poster art inspired by a
play, inspired by a
history.
Play inspired by history and imagination.

The Resistible Rise
of Arturo Ui
We tell stories through dance, that can be
inspired through…

Dance, Literature, History
“Vestris”
Movies inspired from
literature and Historic context
Play inspired by myth and imagination

Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt talks with the troll king.
Sculpture

Sculpture inspired by dance.
Character

Inspired by a chicken
Performance Art inspired by theatre…

Sculpture, drama
Performance art
inspired b dance,
lighting
sculpture, etc.
“Don Qixote”

Dance inspired by literature
“Spartacus”

Dance inspired by literature, history, myth.
Pottery representing Aeschylus’ Comic play The Birds
Dance inspired by
music, sport contest.
Dance, literature, fantasy.
Dance, painting style – Seurat's pointillism
Illustration- religion, myth.
Painting, painting, history.
Painting – Commedia dell’Arte
Stage set background journalism, history.
Painting - history.
Jewelry design - history, myth, farming.
Inspiration can also come from a synthesis
of our experiences, the subconscious, and
the unconscious mind.
Painting - fantasy imagination
Film - fantasy
imagination.
Surreal painting inspired by dream imagery.
Fantasy imagery

Inspired by religious mysticism
Dream imagery
Sci-fi imagery
Grotesque fantasy
Surreal setting
Suggested underwater setting.
Demonic fantasy
Expressionistic
fantasy Dada
What may have inspired
some of these images?
Pilobolus
Momix
Other sources such as special events,
holidays, themes, and activities such as sports
and games are also popular sources o...
Mt. Rushmore by Kay Smith
Midday Thunder by Thomas Allison
A Quiet Game of Checkers
By Melinda Matthews
Christmas by
Le Minh Hiep
Katie Holmes in

Pieces of April
5   sources of inspiration ii
5   sources of inspiration ii
5   sources of inspiration ii
5   sources of inspiration ii
5   sources of inspiration ii
5   sources of inspiration ii
5   sources of inspiration ii
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5 sources of inspiration ii

  1. 1. Although much of our inspiration for design comes from nature, some inspiration can be directly linked to other sources. Not all problems seem as immediate or tangible as hunger, need for shelter, body protection, work aids, etc. Some design arises from a need to express one’s condition, to commiserate, tell a story, in short, to communicate - to share.
  2. 2. Problem sharing can lead to group action.
  3. 3. Do we feel better when we share a problem? Problem solving, then, can also addresses an emotional need. It can be therapeutic.
  4. 4. We tell stories many different ways and for different reasons. … for instruction, entertainment, selfexpression….
  5. 5. We also tell stories in pictures Mural art representing music One art form can be an inspiration for another.
  6. 6. In artifact. Pottery can represent poetry, history, myth.
  7. 7. An example of tapestry representing mythology.
  8. 8. Books An illustration can represent a moment from literature or legend.
  9. 9. Plays Play’s can be inspired by other literature.
  10. 10. Poster art inspired by a play, inspired by a history.
  11. 11. Play inspired by history and imagination. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
  12. 12. We tell stories through dance, that can be inspired through… Dance, Literature, History “Vestris”
  13. 13. Movies inspired from literature and Historic context
  14. 14. Play inspired by myth and imagination Peer Gynt Peer Gynt talks with the troll king.
  15. 15. Sculpture Sculpture inspired by dance.
  16. 16. Character Inspired by a chicken
  17. 17. Performance Art inspired by theatre… Sculpture, drama
  18. 18. Performance art inspired b dance, lighting sculpture, etc.
  19. 19. “Don Qixote” Dance inspired by literature
  20. 20. “Spartacus” Dance inspired by literature, history, myth.
  21. 21. Pottery representing Aeschylus’ Comic play The Birds
  22. 22. Dance inspired by music, sport contest.
  23. 23. Dance, literature, fantasy.
  24. 24. Dance, painting style – Seurat's pointillism
  25. 25. Illustration- religion, myth.
  26. 26. Painting, painting, history.
  27. 27. Painting – Commedia dell’Arte
  28. 28. Stage set background journalism, history.
  29. 29. Painting - history.
  30. 30. Jewelry design - history, myth, farming.
  31. 31. Inspiration can also come from a synthesis of our experiences, the subconscious, and the unconscious mind.
  32. 32. Painting - fantasy imagination
  33. 33. Film - fantasy imagination.
  34. 34. Surreal painting inspired by dream imagery.
  35. 35. Fantasy imagery Inspired by religious mysticism
  36. 36. Dream imagery
  37. 37. Sci-fi imagery
  38. 38. Grotesque fantasy
  39. 39. Surreal setting
  40. 40. Suggested underwater setting.
  41. 41. Demonic fantasy
  42. 42. Expressionistic fantasy Dada
  43. 43. What may have inspired some of these images?
  44. 44. Pilobolus
  45. 45. Momix
  46. 46. Other sources such as special events, holidays, themes, and activities such as sports and games are also popular sources of inspiration
  47. 47. Mt. Rushmore by Kay Smith
  48. 48. Midday Thunder by Thomas Allison
  49. 49. A Quiet Game of Checkers By Melinda Matthews
  50. 50. Christmas by Le Minh Hiep
  51. 51. Katie Holmes in Pieces of April

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