Each elements of the installation is made from a thin strip of silk organza, which is cut slowly from a pice of silk fabric using a burning incense. The strips are carefully rolled in to cone shaped elements of various length. Installed perpendicularly from the wall, the thin silk cones twist and toil, as if growing out of the wall surface.
Red Thread Legend Series . Beili Liu . Two weathered, human-sized oak columns (reclaimed wood from shipping containers) with thousands of gossamer red threads spanning the distance between them. Each thread is held in place by a needle.
Beilil Liu Taken, 6' in diameter Fundación Valparaíso, Spain Form/Space Atelier "'Taken' is a tangle of wicker suspended from the ceiling. This loose, looping ball of thin wooden reeds contains half circular curls that repeat themselves over and over, forming an airy near-sphere measuring approximately six feet in diameter. The reed (wicker) has been dyed brown (black), and is secured in place with a series of glinting, near-invisible lines of monofilament.
Bound #2 Two weathered, human-sized oak columns (reclaimed wood from shipping containers) stand in opposition to each other, with thousands of gossamer red threads spanning the distance between them. Each thread is held in place by a needle at each end. Although the thousands of lines connect the two columns and visually pull them towards each other, they are solidly anchored in place and stand silently apart..
10 glass globes filled with a mixture of salt, water, and carbon powder. Salt crystal grows along the globe surface while water evaporates. Salt is white, carbon is black, water is clear, water dissolves salt, carbon traces rupture and drift. The materials perform a subtle and gradual change through time.