Wyeth's painting Christina's World was used as an inspiration piece for a painting I did in high school. Its long gone, and I don't know what happened to it, but I specifically remember explaining why this particular painting spoke to me and why I wanted to use it for inspiration.
There is a building near here where I have been shamelessly trying to recreate that painting - minus Christina - for the last year or so. It has been a very educational series of failures.
All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. Choose the one that has heart.