I really enjoyed learning about Gillian Wearing’s work. It is all quite fascinating. I love that she was able to make compelling pieces of art out of the lives of everyday people. That is one thing that I strive toward in my own art.
One of my favorite pieces was Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what other people want them to say. I like the idea of having someone’s thoughts be with them in a photograph in written form. It reminds me of Wing Young Huie’s work, which he lectured about at Lawrence a few years ago.
All of her video work is incredible as well. At first glance, it all just seems weird or boring, but they are actually very conceptual and have deep meanings behind them. It is safe to say that Gillian Wearing is now one of my inspirations.