Irish installation artist Mark Garry. In many of his installations, he uses pins and beads to attach hundreds of tiny threads to the walls and floors of a space, creating very delicate installations that flow with the space and geometry of a room. As one
References for various fundamental things - composition, balance of details etc. I don't have sources for most of these as its something that was lying on my hdd for a while, but you should be able to look it up through google images.
"We stand on the shoulders of millions" said Barack Obama to Ruby Bridges (the little Black girl in the Rockwell painting). This reminds me of that statement. Toy Floor by Do-Ho-Suh at the Indianapolis Art Museum