Have you ever had an image in your head that you just had to realize somehow? As a photographer, I can sometimes visualize an image with lighting details and setup and just need to implement it. My still life series definitely falls into this category.
I can’t say for sure where the inspiration comes from for these images, but my guess is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I have tried to study the lighting in the old masters – why not look at a Rembrandt when trying to create a “Rembrandt Triangle”?)