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Red Thread

"Lure/Wave, Grand Rapids (Lure/Forest)"

ArtPrize 2010, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Beili Liu, Third Place = $50,000


Inspired by the ancient Chinese legend of the red thread "when children are born, invisible red threads connect them to the ones whom they are fated to be with. Over the years of their lives they come closer and eventually find each other, overcoming the distance between, and cultural and social divides. A disk may be connected to another, as a “couple”, and each pair is made from a single thread. Every coil is pierced in the center by a sewing needle."


Click here for newspaper article


I have been contacted by Beili Liu, the installation artist who made Lure/Wave, requesting that people who took images of her artwork, copyright their images (I typically copyright my images but this image was entered in the ArtPrize 2010 Flicker Contest and one of the guidelines of the contest was to have an Attribution Creative Commons License). Please be aware that the license on this image has been changed to copyrighted per her request. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me.

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Taken on October 3, 2010