Degas, with themes of the ballet and opera. Ocarinas- clay whistles in the
shape of animals. Have you given thought to work that interacts with something
or the viewer? Like wind chimes, bells, rainsticks or even using a material
that makes sound when it rains or when the wind blows (outdoor sculpture)?
Making a connection with indigenous peoples. That is probably very far from what
you are thinking. Jackson Pollack painted to Jazz. There is a great
connection between the visual artists of the Harlem Renaissance and the jazz
musicians of that era.