Newly acquired and residing in the contemporary galleries of the East Wing is a sculpture by artist Liza Lou. Continuous Mile (Black) is a large coil of what appears to be rope, but when viewed closely is made entirely from black glass beads. The hand knotted sculpture is the product of Lou's interest in beadwork and her location; her studio is in the city of Durban, South Africa. There she is able to draw on local Zulu men and women to assist in the creation of her intricate work. The Ingalls Library holds several volumes on Liza Lou, as well as resources on South African and Zulu beadwork.