Having flower lessons with my mother and thinking of you, and thinking about how growing up with this fantastic out-of-box thinking garden design actually shaped my life (that and the fact that she's a librarian, so BOOKS everywhere and all the time): her garden is long and thin, and she could have shaped it like an ordinary rectangle but we are an out-of-box family! So no - she divided it into 3 diagonal rectangles going down (bird's eye-ish view below; the garden extends for another rectangular part a bit beyond and ends with some trees but I don't have a drone!). Walking these diagonal paths as a child must have influence me somehow and reminded me very bodily that you don't have to go straight up and down, you can walk diagonally across in style; you don't have to paint inside the box, you can paint outside in the margins.
The garden is nicest in May-June she says but the tulips are now all gone; they were there last month! And many of the flowers are hidden in this photo. No matter - you can imagine them, and I LOVE plants anyway!
So, gardens in Kent and islands in Hong Kong and the cities of HK and London influenced me profoundly.
Has the architecture or flora and fauna around you shaped your artistic sensibility in any way?