Recommended by my Art history professor-

ambient bands:
Stars of the Lid, which I mentioned
A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Atomos
Brian Eno, Ambient 1-4
Steve Reich, Music for 18 Musicians
Darkside, Psychic
Dawn of Midi, Dysnomia
Def Center, Neon City
The Haxancloak, Excavation
Helios, Eingya
Biosphere, Substrata
A few artworks to look at:
James Ensor’s self-portraits
Paul Klee’s puppets
Anselm Kiefer for imagery and mixed media
Tom Thayer’s 2012 Whitney Biennial installation for ideas about how one might combine sculpture and video
Randy Also recommended I look at Anselm Kieffer. From what I’ve seen I like his worka lot. When I get a chance I hope to watch this documentary, which I’ll put here so I remember-