Influences. Anthony Caro and Louise Bourgeois
This sculpture called Prairie of Anthony Caro influence Phyllida Barlow, from that xhibition at Kasmin Gallery on New Bond Street in 1967 she started been interested with him, she remember walking round the edge of this fantastic thing, which just captured the whole space, the interaction between sculpture and its surroundings remains an essential concern for Barlow.
One of Caro´s most innovative technical maneuvers was to integrate the spaces and surfaces around the sculpture into the work itself, removing his works from the plinth .
Another influence was Louise Bourgeois, Barlow’s sculpture called `eyes´ allude to one of her favorite sculptures(Velvet Eyes) by Louise Bourgeois. Modern art at that time was divided between surrealist and purely abstract artist and a fusion between this opposites movement.