Gabby O’Connor, "What Lies Beneath", an installation of dyed and lacquered tissue paper stapled together and lit with natural light augmented by fluorescent lights. I love how this soft light fills the room.
Book Installation Detail by Yeshiva University Museum Exhibitions I think the idea of having long strips to do with different stages of your life would be interesting. Using old photos and different medias to come up with stories from your life
Doris Salcedo, Installation at International Istanbul Biennial, Salcedo's idea was to create a "topography of war"--not tied to a specific historical event, but to war in general. wooden chairs piled high between two buildings in central Istanbul.
Carlis Amorales - "Black Cloud": An art installation in the Philadelphia Museum of Art made up of thousands of black paper butterflies (or are they moths?), entitled Black Cloud by the artist Carlos Amorales.