I don't know how many people have heard of Liza Lou. She is an artist who does life-sized installation art pieces that are completely covered in glass beads. Yes, that's right GLASS BEADS!! It is amazing to see in person. I was lucky enough to see an exhibition of her work back in the 90's when she first really *hit the scene*. She now is doing more political pieces but then they were more kitschy commentary on American life. These are some of my favorites.
( by the way, ever since I saw this exhibition (15 years ago?) I have had the vision for a Christmas tree made completely out of glass beads. have thought about contacting Darice to see if I could buy the beads I need at wholesale but that's as far as I have got on the execution of my vision. The time commitment is what really stalls my desire but after looking at these photos again, I realize I still want to execute it. I'll keep you posted:o)