One particular artist that grabbed my attention was the surreal artist, M.C. Escher, most famous for his surreal paintings and drawings of surreal buildings with an almost optical illusion theme to them to fully confuse the viewer.
His sense of art is primarily explores impossible constructions, infinite architecture and tessellation.
I feel this would be a good artist for me to study during this project as his environments provide for many different and interesting camera angles from which to take tableau vivant-style scenes.
His most famous art pieces are depicted above. They give off a sense of the uncanny in the way they portray familiar styles of architecture, but at the same time twist them into something weird and unexpected to mess with what we perceive as normal. We see them as almost real, but the distortions of perspective and the laws of physics perplex us and filter out a negative reaction from us.
These are my fist few ideas. Here I am pretty much practicing what type of environmental I might set my camera up in.