Even though I had not really prepared for the inspiration session. I went through some old notes and images (that I had collected over the past few years) of the Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat and her film Women Without Men 2009. Her work has always been very inspirational to me because she creates beautiful images of people, relationships, and landscapes with a cinematic presence. Neshat brings all this together but she is also a storyteller and questions and investigates these relationships deeply. Neshat touches on everything in her work including society, gender roles, love, death, loss, and politics.