Crochet sculptures play a main role in Yuanyuan Li’s work. They visualize the methods that Yuanyuan Li observes and understands in the environment and society she lives in and the people she connects with. The shapes of her crochet-sculptures are usually based on updating data, which comes from her personal experience, social community and daily life. As a result, growing becomes one of the most important and specific characteristics of Yuanyuan’s crochet pieces because of updating data. Meanwhile, Yuanyuan also publishes web programs which are constructed with the format of crochet patterns to give viewers the opportunity to visualize their own environment, social lives, and personalities.

--by Yuanyuan Li--Nov. 2009