. I think I found an answer. Yes, definitely. I would think that if you have a vivid imagination (being an artist), you would find great inspiration from mostly anything, let alone geomorphology. With research/study you will find relativity between design/function and geomorphology. Geomorphology (from Greek: , ge, "earth"; , morf, "form"; and , logos, "study" is the scientific study of landforms and the processes that shape them. Geomorphologists seek to understand why landscapes look the way they do, to understand landform history and dynamics, and to predict future changes through a combination of field observations, physical experhyments, and numerical modeling. Geomorphology is practiced in geography, geology, geodesy, engineering geology, archaeology, and geotechnical engineering, and this broad base of interest contributes to a wide variety of research styles and interests in the field. I took the aforementioned definition from Wiki. Pretty self-explanatory on why it would give you lots of ideas/inspiration as a garden designer.