Salvador Dali was well known as a bizarre and surreal artist in the 1900′s; his highly imaginative and creative mind has moved me to create imaginative concepts while out in nature. At times, I have composed photographs that make me wonder where my inspiration originates, however I find that in the moment of composing photographs there are no thoughts of another artist’s work, instead my artwork molds itself naturally and might notice the influence later.
At the time this photograph was created five years ago, I heard of Dali’s name but did not know who he was and I had seen his artwork and absolutely loved it but never put the two together. Strong work can leave a lasting impression in a mind, especially when randomly coming across it every now and then. One thing I have always loved about Dali is the way he could annoy the critics. That always keeps me thinking out of the box by trying to please myself with work that might not please others. Placing a weathered branch in a sand dune straight up into the air may not be natural but does it need to be?