I have never been in a natural place and felt that it was a waste of time. I never have. And it's a relief. If I'm walking around a desert or whatever, every second is worthwhile.
The money I earn from films means I can help the people I want to help - you can do a lot of good if you want to.
I like stories that leave you wanting more, leave you wondering, but don't tell you everything.
To be an artist, you don't have to compose music or paint or be in the movies or write books. It's just a way of living. It has to do with paying attention, remembering, filtering what you see and answering back, participating in life.