I first came across this painting while in MASP; an art gallery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and immediately fell in love with it. I had previously spent the summer travelling to different countries and experiencing new cultures, and this painting summed up exactly how travelling made me feel. The figures in the painting look small against the landscape, being enveloped in their surroundings, but they did not look out of place, they looked comfortable, as though they belonged there. Each place I visit, I manage to find an area where I feel so small compared to the rest of the world, but at the same time, feel as though I am meant to be there; that I could stay there for hours on end and still be content. I have chosen this painting as my starting point for my subject work for this year so I can explore the sublime through landscape more intensely, after being inspired by this artist.