A favourite from Noah Purifoy's Outdoor Desert Museum. This sculpture is one of over 100 created in the fifteen years leading up to Purifoy's death, made and installed on his Joshua Tree estate from salvaged materials. The word inspiration gets thrown around a lot, but as an act of passion, endurance, and generosity (not to mention how beautiful these things are) it's hard to top this. Personally, I strongly identify with Purifoy's process — for him it was all about starting with an object and letting that guide the outcome, developing meaning through the act of doing. I hope to visit this special place some day.