Photo by Steve MacDonald of Schnables house in NYC
I look to Julian Schnable from time to time for a shot in the arm. I appreciate the freedom in his work as a painter and as a film maker. I am inspired by the way he has carried on courageously exploring life through his various creative pursuits. He has a kind of bigger than life swagger. Schnable will just keep knocking on doors until he finds one that will - not only open, but be big enough to get his next project get through.
If you have not already, check out his films; Basquiat, Before Night Falls, and Diving Bell and the Butterfly.