World Travel List: 70 & Counting! Artistic Inspiration Through Adventure Travel

Joseph Pisani traveling the world

Much of my artistic inspiration originates from my travel adventures. The way I travel is somewhat unusual and quite spontaneous compared to most. The idea of booking an entire trip in advance is just ludicrous to me — how could I possibly know how long I'd want to stay somewhere without having been there yet? And, what about all those off the beaten track opportunities that inevitably pop up along the way? By booking everything before even leaving, most of the serendipitous moments that are such apart of my travel style and art work would cease. For example, the highlight of my most recent trip was Kathmandu, Nepal, in a country I hadn't even planned on visiting...

Traveling like this is magical for me. It sets me free in surreal settings and opens up the flood gates of inspiration...

Traveling like this is magical. It sets me free in surreal settings and opens up the flood gates of inspiration. It's in mystical places like these, when the culture shock that I'm experiencing is strongest, that I feel most alive — an addictive rush and and artistic fountain all in one. With camera and journal, I capture these experiences, collecting them both in photographs and prose — artistic fuel for my abstract paintings when I return home to my studio.

Back in the studio, painting is my way of savoring and expressing these experiences. The exotic destinations and stories collected along the way often inspire the poetic titles I create for each of the paintings. These titles then in turn help to lead my viewers in the right direction about where I was, and what I was thinking or feeling during the initial inception of the idea behind the abstraction...

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The World List... An Ongoing Project

Below are the places I have visited so far. This is a ongoing and lifelong art project of sorts.

 
  1. Andorra
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Botswana
  5. Bahamas
  6. Belgium
  7. Bosnia & Herzegovina
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Cambodia
  10. Canada
  11. China
  12. Croatia
  13. Cyprus
  14. Czech Republic
  15. Denmark
  16. Egypt
  17. England
  18. Finland
  19. France
  20. Georgia
  21. Germany
  22. Greece
  23. Holland
  24. Hong Kong
  1. Hungary
  2. Iceland
  3. Indonesia
  4. Ireland
  5. Israel
  6. Italy
  7. Jordan
  8. Kosovo
  9. Laos
  10. Liechtenstein
  11. Luxembourg
  12. Macedonia
  13. Malaysia
  14. Maldives
  15. Moldova
  16. Monaco
  17. Montenegro
  18. Morocco
  19. Myanmar (Burma)
  20. Namibia
  21. Nepal
  22. New Zealand
  23. Philippines
  1. Poland
  2. Portugal
  3. Romania
  4. Serbia
  5. Singapore
  6. Slovakia
  7. Slovenia
  8. South Africa
  9. Spain
  10. Sri Lanka
  11. Sweden
  12. Switzerland
  13. Thailand
  14. Transdniester
  15. Tunisia
  16. Turkey
  17. Ukraine
  18. United Arab Emirates
  19. USA
  20. Vatican City
  21. Vietnam
  22. Zambia
  23. Zimbabwe
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