As several of you may know, a lot of my works revolve around the themes of positivity and optimism. Much of my creative energy is reflective of the music I listen to. One of my favorite bands of all time is Angels + Airwaves (www.angelsandairwaves.com). Sure, some may say that I'm just musically shallow, and that's okay--I still enjoy their music. When I listen to Angels + Airwaves, I picture a variety of landscapes: everything from pristine airports to nebulas in space (I know, I'm a dork). Their songs are very atmospheric and progressive, and they involve a lot of echoing guitar crescendos. The massive ambient sounds and driving drum beats get me in the rhythm of feeling inspired and ambitious.
Beyond the music is the band's philosophy. Their main message is simply love. People need to have symbiotic relationships and a sense of connection in order to maintain sanity. Furthermore, it is these relationships that help us to love ourselves (and mushy plug ends here...or does it?). It is this idea of togetherness that led me to my concept of making a social networking site for artists. People can gather inspiration from others, as they share some of their own influences. Also, artists can work together on art projects both on and offline, while establishing a sense of community.
Check out this video, if you have the chance. It's really simple, but I think the compositions and the color palette are fantastic!