I beleive as artist we are inspired by everythnig. And as artist, who are each uniqely created,we each bring our own original thoughts to our art. It could be in a brush stroke, in the colors that excite us or may be the perspective something is presented, or its’ execution. If you think about a mere “sunset” that is not an original thought,its always before us in nature, but an artist using his or her own unique and special delivery to execute or capture that sunset, brings a sense of awe to the person viewing that particular presentation of the “sunset”.
I think we are all inspired by each others artistic expressions. That includes everyone from the masters to the artist next door. Art is no different from everything else in life. Most neat,new ideas or things (i.e.,art)is always built on something else. Something that came before it.
An artist may be inspired by an idea and expand on that idea,and, at that point of expansion its an “original” and quite unique to that artist! There are many new ‘original ‘ creation.
But,did Jim stop to consider that there is only ONE original artist and all of us attempt to mimic the beauty and perfection of his creations.