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Amazing Three-Dimensional Suspended Bead Sculptures

Chinese contemporary artist Li Qing creates ornate sculptures through a meticulous method of suspending crystal beads on thread. The multimedia artist's series of large-scale, three-dimensional figures hang with such precision within their plexiglas encasement that it's hard to believe they aren't one solid piece.

The works focus on Buddhist motifs and ideologies, even recreating Buddha's head. The choice to display the works as these intricately adorned hanging sculptures was an intentional technique used to represent the duality of existence and “nothingness.” Set together, they form their designed entity but there is no permanence to the design that can easily be disembodied.

via [My Amp Goes to 11, Yang Gallery]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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