This is AMAZING
What's most amazing about this piece, is that no matter where you look, everything is completely covered in beads. The magnets on the fridge sparkle with blue glass, the cereal box reflects red, and even the water in the sink is crafted out of various colors of tiny blue beads.
To say that this work is challenging oneself is an incredible understatement. The thought of working on the same piece for 5 years just boggles my mind, but it is Liza Lou's dedication and determination that make her so noteworthy. In addition to "Kitchen", Lou has created many other pieces crafted from beads, one of my favorites being "Backyard", which although also sculpted from beads, has an entirely different feel.
Along with being an incredibly talented artist, Lou is an inspiration for female artists everywhere. I actually discovered her during our Georgia O'Keefe lesson, after discussing that fact that there are notably more recognized male artists throughout history, I researched some female artists, and absolutely fell in love with Lou's work. Lou has worked incredibly hard throughout her life to gain the success she has, and has shown her work at museums all over the country. "Kitchen", by far her most recognized work, was shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC in 1996, jump starting her career as a unique and successful artist. Lou serves as an inspiration for female artists everywhere, myself included, that hope to have a career in the art world. Even though it can seem scary, and sometimes even IMPOSSIBLE, people like Lou prove that hard work and passion truly pay off.