My entry for the "Inspirations" contest.
I believe the thing that inspires me the most is life itself. The concept of life. What is it that compels us to leave our comfortable nonexistence only to be flung into a world of uncertainty? Is it the anticipation of love? Maybe the pleasures of the flesh? Perhaps the hypnotic rhythm of music? Or simply an irresistible magnetic force that coalesces suns, planets, and human bodies out of stardust?
There are a million different ways to illustrate this phenomenon, but in this instance I chose to use an archetype of my own creation: the serpent, Poltergeist. He is a recurring theme in my artwork; representing my own life force. Here, the dancing mannequins happily follow him into mystery on a path of solar energy. The shadow returning to the sun suggests that all paths eventually lead one back to the light.