Brian Bullen
Buddha, Mia, Pen and ink, watercolor

Inspired by:

Backdrop for an Enshrined Buddha, 18th-19th century Wood, gilt, gesso, glass

What does inspiration mean to you?

Inspiration comes in many forms. Sometimes it is sparked by life experiences, history and everyday objects around me. I enjoy looking at art, in particular I find historical work inspiring as I imagine the stories and people connected to the pieces. I enjoy the artistic challenge of capturing the work in a new way, through my perspective, imagined story and style.


Helmet in dragonfly shape, 17th century, Japan; Guardian Lion, late 12th/early 13th c., Cambodia, promised gift of James W. May.