“My biggest sources of inspiration are city life and nature. After all, the city could not exist without nature. There’s a wide sense of affinity between them; we - as humans - live within that same [overarching] harmony. I can certainly sense nature's presence in the city after sundown. Put differently, urban traffic is something like a river - it even sounds the same. The 'flatness' of apartment buildings [block after block] is also reminiscent of a concrete forest."
Summarizing these abstract ideas in briefer, somewhat more straightforward terms, Polujanov defines his primary influence as "the special music found both in the city and countryside." It's neither here nor there... at which point it is worth mentioning that Vėjopatis is also a major figure in Baltic mythology. Referred to sometimes as the "wave blower," Vėjopatis is the legendary guardian of rivers, lakes, and even the open sea. Across them all blow winds and storms, phenomena summoned by the same divine spirit. His presence is universal, yet simultaneously invisible. Identity is sensed, not seen, being nowhere in particular.