Lure by Beili Liu is Inspired by an Ancient Chinese Legend About Love

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 4, 2012 • References: beililiu & mymodernmet
Lure by Beili Liu is an art installation that will attract an audience even before they learn the inspiration behind it. It is made up of red coils of thread that hang mesmerizingly from the ceiling of a gallery. An interpretation of an ancient Chinese legend that revolves around the idea of soulmates. As My Modern Met writes, "It suggests that, upon birth, every person is tied to another with an invisible red thread, signifying the individual they are destined to be with. The twine may stretch and bend, but it can never be broken to deter their fated encounter."

In this case, the pieces of red thread in Lure by Beili Liu do take a lot of detours, but finding the end is never too far away. Stats for Coiled Thread Installations Trending: Older & Warm
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