Bead Art In The Kitchen

This will just be a quick post, because I have to write a post for Art Jewelry Elements this evening.  But come back on Sunday for a peek at 3 new pairs of earrings that I’ve been working on this week.

I just came across the most amazing piece of beaded art work that you could imagine.  Artist Liza Lou has created at art installation that consists of an entire kitchen that is meticulously made of over 30 million tiny beads that have been precisely glued in place with tweezers.  I can’t even imagine the time and exactitude a project like this would demand.  I’d become a drunken, blathering idiot if I were forced to undertake such a task!  The installation, which took 5 years to complete, is called Kitchen.  I don’t have pictures to show you, but here is the link:  Kitchen  The link takes you to a slide show, so click on the picture to see close-ups of different parts of the kitchen, from beaded dishes in the sink, to a beaded bag of potato chips sitting on the counter.  Its sure to amaze you!

Then, if you continue clicking the pictures, you’ll see an accompanying installation called “Backyard”, which includes beaded individual blades of grass, a beaded Bud beer can crumpled on the ground and a beaded lawnmower.  This was just too over-the-top not to share it with you in a quick post.  Hope it puts a smile on your face and causes you to reflect a bit on Ms. Lou’s social and political themes, such as women’s issues!

happy housekeeping

Who said the 50’s were the “good ‘ole days”? Finding fulfillment in a shining pan??? Um, I don’t think so!