Lucy Liu is well-known for her roles in Hollywood, but fans may not know that she's been creating other types of art for years.
The actress has a new book titled "Lucy Liu: Seventy Two" which features her black and white paintings. She said she was inspired by a chart containing a graph of Aramaic letters and her fascination with how the energy of those letters could create something.
"Each square of the chart has a significance which relates to the meditation of prosperity, healing , unity, things like that," she said. "As an art book you can flip through it and then if you want to go deeper, you can go in the back and for each painting there's a meditation and you can read that as well."
Liu wrote the meditations herself, which may surprise some fans who don't know her history of both creativity and knowledge of Eastern philosophy.
She said she started being more creative at the age of 13, doing collages before moving on to photography and eventually painting and sculpting. Her art can incorporate anything, including items she may find on the streets of New York City.
"I think it's always really fascinating," Liu said. "It shows a little bit of history of that area. If there was a party down the street, you see old balloons, pieces of a party favor, stuff like that."
Liu, who has a showing of her work right now in London, said writing the meditations for her book were challenging, as she didn't want to come off as "didactic or someone who knows it all." She said she knows many people who consider themselves more "spiritual" and "religious" and who are active with prayer or meditation.
"There is actually something quite incredible about someone who believes something and can actually manifest that in their lives," Liu said.
The actress is now in Los Angeles, where she will be joining the fourth season of the TNT police series "Southland." No matter where her acting career takes her, Liu is sure to continue her passion for creating.
"Art is just an ability to work through the struggle, it's never a finished product," she said. "I think the beauty of that is that you are on a constant journey."
Cleaned up--you do not inform people of your GAME....we consider it illegal
You don't hack into phone calls without expect a performance....BLAH BLAH BLAH
and expect no public ridicule-does not work that way. we call that bimbo bully charges.
2 month observation in EP....got the hack
that's not going too work either THIS IS HACKED MACHINE.
I'll only buy it if it has a nude self-portrait ( . )( . ) ( v )
What I wouldnt give to touch her in a manly way...omg
Lucy – please call me – Snookie and I are only seeing each other every other day and she is starting to annoy me with her weight gain. You are perfect.
She's a good artist. It's a shame her book is 300 plus dollars. The masses won't be able to purchase it
should have made the bewbs bigger.
We knew already however you in the file now-bimbo--all logins go right back too allie bimbo-
i love her! just saying.
Why are the negativity and races remarks. Get a life. In my opinion she is a talented and creative and beautiful inside and out. She loves what she does and I am NOT HATING on her. You go Girl. God Bless!
She rugree and srell rike ole troiluht. *FRUSH* her aray or I kick her rin ass agrain tomahwoh.
I know she has it inside. Am inspired.
@Coolbreeze?More like hot air,swaty wanna be a playa lmao
Charlene...jesus. Waiting all night for you babe. Im getting jealous..
Wendy...where have you been alll my life?
Demon tentacle,that was teeth shivering cold.
uninspired artwork is uninspiring. I love Lucy to death. Incredibly awesome person. Her artwork however would go straight in a trash can in any other situation. Possibly placed on a refrigerator held on by a pizza hut magnet if it were your childs artwork from school. Before you ask. Yes I can and often do produce better artwork with ease. So do millions of other artists.
Peace...just responded to you on the "While you were working blog".
Ummmm...I think I can hear the romantic music playing in the background! LOL!
Ok, I will look for you.
I'll be around! Nite!
Night babe...maybe tomorrow night?
Hold that thought. I have to go. Talk to ya again soon!
Sounds fantastic. How about a massage and a late night dinner? I will cook for you, I might even clean the dishes if you are nice.
Ha ha ha! Scared off some people!! How about a box of choc covered strawberries? Yum!
Thank you Brennan.
this is a little creapy conversation so i will b leaveing now
I will bring my own beverage and some flowers. How's that?
If you want to call "60's" warm. Ha ha. To me it's perfect fall weather! I got a bottle of wine chilling 4o come on over
Must be warm where you are. I'm on my way.
Oh I am just fine! Relaxing outside and reading the news
Yes I do Charlene. I'm paying attention!!! How are you tonight?
@Coolbreeze – remember me? ;)
This article is a bit slanted.
I bet she is mexican wetback and slipped in while Clinton was in charge.
She berry berry cute.
Day shuh caw huh rucy runratic. She cracee. Awl rime at resuhrahn she srell rike doo doo.
...and in lofts and art studios all over the world, people who have devoted their lives to their craft weep in frustration (myself included).
Must be nice to be a celebrity and have the pull to get a bunch of meaningless brush strokes published and shown as "art". Why did I bother going to art school again?
I wish they would hurry up and deport her.
I smell envy and petty resentment.
Imagine that an over achieving Asian.
I don't know about "over acheiving", especially when it comes to her "art". Her "work" looks like what I do when I'm testing out a new brush or ink pen BEFORE the actual illustrations start.
Isnt she an American?
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