I was inspired to do a sort of homage to artist Michael Palmer, who does lots of bird's-eye-view landscapes, because the landscape below San Giovanni d'Asso seemed to fall into such interesting abstract shapes. Drippy paint suggests passing time, change, fragile memory. And I liked the feeling of indeterminacy it has, and the way it looks. Travel note: San Giovanni d'Asso is very small but boasts the Truffle Museum, where you can test your ability to distinguish between truffles, garlic, and two other things I can't remember. I failed the test.