I think the kind of landscape that you grew up in, it lives with you. I don't think it's true of people who've grown up in cities so much; you may love a building, but I don't think that you can love it in the way that you love a tree or a river or the color of the earth; it's a different kind of love.  -  Arundhati Roy

I spent my childhood in inland Dalmatia, situated in the southern region of Croatia, enveloped by expansive horizons of fields against a backdrop of mountains. The morning mist, the ever-changing palette of colors, and the diverse array of scents across the seasons deeply influenced my appreciation for landscapes and heightened my visual sensitivity.