When an artist like me, a scientist as well, decks out their workspace you can expect something a little different from the stereotypical artist studio.
Mind you, in my 20+ years as a working artist I don't think I've ever seen a "typical" artist studio. We're all as different as you. One friend surrounds herself with seaside and vintage mementoes. Another splatters paint everywhere and her studio is dedicated just to her artwork. Another pins up inspirational quotes, photos and postcards. An American friend surrounds himself with tools and scrapyard finds. Another works on her textiles in (in photos anyway!) a pristine clean white-walled space.
While the creative inspiration of the images themselves comes for the landscape around me, my workaday inspiration to actual make things comes from science. The awe of discovery and intellect. The limits of the human endeavour. The possibilities of space. The millions of years under our feet. The lure of how much we are capable of and our boundless individual visions.