I created this image of gulls flying over the Bosphorous for Turkey innovation week in Istanbul. On the last day I gave a talk at the symposium on, “Painting and Innovation.”
Two of the other speakers were Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the worldwide web and Fred Wolf, known as “Dr. Quantum”. These two participants were picked up from the airport the same time as me, and we spent at least an hour and a half inching our way through Istanbul rush hour traffic. After we got to know each other a bit the conversation turned to topics like creativity in sub-atomic particles. It was a strange experience participating in a conversation like that while looking out the window at people winding their way through the traffic with push carts full of carpets and other exotic merchandise.
My luggage did not arrive with me, so I had a second day inching through Istanbul looking for pastels. This time, I was without the conversation.