Millions of glass beads went into creating this stunning masterpiece from visual artist Liza Lou. Called the Kitchen, this room-sized installation was the result of five years of work.
From 1991 to 1996, the South Africa-based artist devoted her time to gluing each glass bead one by one using tweezers. Her final work of art has been exhibited at the museums across the United States.
This beaded kitchen features items you'd find in a typical home: dirty plates in the sink, pots on the stove, a pie in the oven and even a newspaper served wtih breakfast. Other remarkable details captured by Lou include a bag of potato chips and six pack of beer.
Lou's most recent work is called Color Field and is a vibrant depiction of the South African grasslands. The exhibit is currently being shown at theMuseum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
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