|image via W magazine|
|Her famous work "Kitchen," a full-scale replica of a suburban American kitchen, is made entirely of beads.|
|A close up of the sink in "Kitchen"|
|"Maximum Security Fence" image via Guest of a Guest|
|"Backyard" whose composition includes 250,000 individually beaded blades of grass|
Lou's work has brought her to a studio in Durban South Africa, where she has access to a team of Zulu artisans who help her create her intricate works with beads and tweezers. Lou's career has been a huge success, garnering her accolades throughout the art world and earning her the MacArthur Foundation's 'genuis' grant of $500,000 to support her work. Clearly, Lou's precise works require dedicated creativity, long-term motivation and physical endurance. And a truckload of glass beads. Genius, indeed.
|Liza at work in her Durban studio image via W magazine|
The beauty of pure individuality makes for the most exhilarating creations. Let's be inspired this week!