The image is inspired by my local surroundings and the people who live and have lived here and possibly walked past this pond; such as Piet Mondriaan, Ben Nicholson, DH Lawrence, John Constable and many more. The pond represents the waters and ideas that collect and that can be as fleeting as the wind that passes across the waters causing it to ripple. We are made up of the ideas of others. Some ideas stay with us and inform our own original ideas.
The actual signatures of these creative minds form part of the ripples on the pond. The painting includes the signatures of Henry Moore, William Blake, Piet Mondriaan, John Keats, John Constable, Friedrick Delius; Prof Sigmund Freud; Kathleen Ferrier; Rabindranath Tagore and more.
You may be interested to know that the waters that collect in Hampstead Ponds flow into the River Fleet which flows down Fleet Street where the newspapers used to be. The river fleet empties into the Thames River that flows out to sea and the wide world.