Cy Twombly has passed. His work was a true inspiration to my own work. I visited the Cy Twombly Museum in Houston Texas and on the trip home I began to think about using hand written signatures as abstract shapes. I began a whole series of work soon after. I have visited the museum several more times and I have caught a few focus shows of Twombly's work. I like some series more than others, but in general Twombly was a monumental artist that will continue to inspire generations to come.