Wanshu Li

About Wanshu Li

Wanshu Li

Wanshu Li holds a BA from Beijing University of Technology and an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art, UK. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Art and Design at Birmingham City University, UK. She has maintained an active exhibition schedule across Europe and in the US since 2013. Awards include the Public Award from After JOYA Effect V Exhibition in Athens, Greece.

My jewelery is focused on exploring the multisensory experience and making tactile wearable pieces, which involve different sensory experiences such as vision, sound, and touch. The inspiration for the jewellery series “Go with the Glow” stems from capturing the moving moments in the natural world. I was deeply attracted by free-swimming marine animal. For example jellyfish, which is soft, light, and glowing with the characteristics of amazing colours. I was also fascinated by dancing, rave party and laser light show.

I developed my work by experimenting with acrylic, moving beads, UV reactive nylon wire, UV light and fluorescent paints resulting in light-weighted tactile, colourful and playful pieces. The nylon wires under UV light creates an amazing fluorescent effect and provide a pleasant visual enjoyment for the wearers and viewers. Moreover, the pieces create subtle sounds, following freely with the movements of the body.

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