"Red Thread Sculpture"
Installation design + Sociology + Art
My sculpture is a surreal thread drawing in real space and allows people to experience my interpretation of social, cultural, and religious human connections in reality. I was inspired by an ancient Chinese belief that an invisible red thread connects all significant people who are destined to meet. I visualized this invisible human interconnection in a three dimensional architectural sculpture. By sewing and tying the knots, I built my imagined social network. The mystical red thread placed into conceptually layered transparent acrylic pieces represents invisible life stages. The red thread starts from one hole which originates one's birth and breaks into each stage, meeting with the other holes and expanding their social circles, much like meeting new people. This abstract form becomes the outer reality of a visible human network of my inner vision. This piece exists as a sculpture, but I initially made it as a model for an installation. I would like to expand upon this idea by creating a red thread installation that interacts with persons on a voluminous scale. This project is a life long plan which I can keep developing until I die and have opened the possibility of evolving into the next body of work.