Visiting this port city on the River Scheldt in Belgium dating from the middle ages I found it was ‘the new stuff’ seen while exiting the port on our barge that inspired me the most, from Zaha Hadid’s port authority building which is a striking monolith in the sky of the harbor, to the Amy-Sillman-painting-like qualities of the construction cranes. It’s the grids of colors and shapes that caught my eye. I’m thinking painting inspiration for 2017.