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The Red Thread

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“The Red Thread of Destiny is a belief that comes from an old Chinese legend. Also known as the red thread of fate or red string of fate, it means that people who are destined to meet are tied together with an invisible red thread.”

Chinese Proverb:

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break.


The Red Thread project on Kindred Art is inspired not only by this well known Chinese Proverb but also by Lure/Wave by Beili Liu, an installation artist who was awarded with 3rd prize in ArtPrize 2010 in Grand Rapids Michigan.  Please watch this video with Beili talking about her installation.

In this world we are always striving for  human connection.  We are in a fluid dance of push and pull, disconnection and over-connection.  The Red Thread project on Kindred Art is about exploring the human connection between artist and subject, whether that subject is a loved one or a stranger.  A stranger who we may have been destined to meet.  The Red Thread project will also connect us as a group of artists, who may never meet in person outside of this forum.  The first round of this project will involve a red scarf which will be passed from photographer to photographer to include in at least one photograph which is created while exploring the human connection.  The Red Thread photographs and their stories will then be submitted to The Kindred Art blog for publication.

If you are interested in taking part in The Red Thread project on Kindred Art, please join the The Kindred Art facebook group here for registration and more information.


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