Ann Hamilton is another artist who repeatedly inspires me with her work. Coming to the table with an installation and fiber background, she also brings a breath of fresh air to the Art World: performance.
I find myself to be similar to Hamilton in the types of art we both find interesting, but our aesthetic differs. As mentioned before, I dabble in the use of recycled fibrous materials, while that does not seem to be part of Hamilton’s concept. In regard to performance, our concept differs in our approach. For example, the photo above is from Hamilton performing as a camera. She places herself in the position of the camera, and simulates what it would be like to look through someone’s eyes. In the way that I approach performance, I take on the entire action and try to influence the viewer’s emotion through my own actions.
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