The OCD art of Liza Lou

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 in Art | Comments Off on The OCD art of Liza Lou

The OCD art of Liza Lou

One of my favorite artists is Liza Lou, who has taken the obsessive compulsive artistic genius thing to an entire new level. She spends days, weeks, or even years on her intricate creations, such as the piece that made her famous, “Kitchen” in which she covered an entire kitchen with millions of beads… even the water in the sink is made of beads.

Liza has since moved on from beads to other mind-numbingly detailed artworks, as shown here:

Liza Lou Art Collection

I would guess that Liza enters a near altered state as she works, to pass the thousands of hours while creating her work, and from this derives a type of continual pleasure that most of us ordinary people can’t begin to fathom.