How do Christo and Jeanne-Claude find inspiration for their work?
All of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's projects come from ideas from their two hearts, and two brains. The artists never create works that come from other people's ideas. Never. Christo and Jeanne-Claude have completed about 20 projects and twice as much have not succeeded. The artists could not get permission to create those projects, and the artists lost interest.
Some projects took many years of refusals until the artists could complete the project: 32 years for Wrapped Trees (1966-98), 26 years for The Gates (1971-2005), 25 years for the Wrapped Reichstag (1971-95), 10 years for The Pont Neuf Wrapped (1975-85), 5 years for Running Fence (1972-76), etc.