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Enrich: How a Five Thousand-Year-Old Civilization Views Beauty 0

The Collection: Enrich

 

Separating classical Chinese art from many others is not merely form.  It is not simply the brush one paints with, nor is it the colors used.  Distinguishing much of classical Chinese art is the subject.  When approaching with a Western perspective, one might be bemused at the significance of, say, a painting depicting bok choy.  After all, why draw a common vegetable?

The closets equivalent in the Western hemisphere to this art form may be the still life.  In a way, Chinese aesthetic does quite literally draw from the concept of life.  However, when taken to Impressionistic and Contemporary levels, the spirit of that still life becomes vividly apparent.

Being traditionally an agricultural society, the Chinese have always placed tremendous faith in the land.  The land is very much a concrete metaphor for life. Introspection through tangible objects is a poetic tradition of the Chinese people. It is discovering the profound within the ordinary. To an artist, bok choy is not a block on the food pyramid; it is the blessing of a kind earth.  A snow pea is not just a staple crop but a treasure chest of fertility and gratitude.

As with form following function, in art—beauty follows depth.  And the depth behind such simple yet lush art is thousands of years of agricultural reverence and respect for the land.  The riches that it yields do not only enrich our daily physical health, they enrich our spirit and wisdom.  In the end, the land and all its bounty enrich our understanding of true beauty, and thus our hearts.

As always, LIULI continuously makes art for the good of the heart.  Here is to the bountiful crop, the sweat of farmers, and the joy of life itself.  Here is to being enriched.

 

 

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Exhibit and Family Day at South Coast Plaza 0

Next Family Day at Nov 5th, 2016.

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We have an ongoing exhibit currently at Carousel Court on the second floor in South Coast Plaza and the first few days were a huge hit.

We want to give a big shout out to all the friends and families that stopped by, thank you for your support!  If you haven’t already, stop by before the New Dragon Horse exhibit closes on November 6!

Last Saturday was another first for us with the introduction of our Family Day event.  Children had the unique experience of seeing what it was like to be a liuli artist, painting the heritage of the craft in vivid colors and their own imaginations.  To top it all, participants received a special gift for attending the event!

Our second family day event is set for this coming Saturday, November 5th from 2 – 5p.m.  Bring your kids by to see what the hype is all about!


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Sneak Peek for the Upcoming New Era of the Dragon Horse 0

Manuscripts for the Upcoming 2016 New Ara of the Dragon Horse Collection

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For every little achievement we accomplish there is a moment of victory and strength. In ancient Chinese culture, that spirit is represented by the Dragon and Horse, a symbol of unstoppable faith in yourself.

This winter season, we bring you a new art collection of mighty dragons and horses, unyielding in their spirit and grace. Titled “Unstoppable Faith – New Era of the Dragon Horse,” this new collection features dazzling pieces like “The Vast Sky” with its layered crimsons and dynamic expression. 

 


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Chinese Heart Sutra (般若波羅蜜多心經) 0

HEART SUTRA ON LIULI PRAYER WHEEL

EVERLASTING WILL OF DHARMA
Great Compassion Dharani Mantra
Height: 20.30" inches

LIVING IN PEACE
Heart Sutra
Height: 10.04" inches

RECITAL OF PEACE
Six-Character Great Bright Mantra
Height: 11.02" inches

PURE HEART REVOLUTION
Heart Sutra
Height: 5.91" inches

 

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般若波羅蜜多心經

觀自在菩薩 行深般若波羅蜜多時 照見五蘊皆空 度一切苦厄 舍利子

色不異空 空不異色 色即是空 空即是色 受想行識 亦復如是 舍利子

是諸法空相 不生不滅 不垢不淨 不增不減 是故空中無色 無受想行識

無眼耳鼻舌身意 無色聲香味觸法 無眼界 乃至無意識界 無無明 亦無無明盡

乃至無老死 亦無老死盡 無苦集滅道 無智亦無得 以無所得故 菩提薩埵

依般若波羅蜜多故 心無罣礙 無罣礙故 無有恐怖 遠離顛倒夢想 究竟涅槃

三世諸佛 依般若波羅蜜多故 得阿耨多羅三藐三菩提 故知般若波羅蜜多

是大神咒 是大明咒 是無上咒 是無等等咒 能除一切苦 真實不虛 故說

般若波羅蜜多咒 即說咒曰 揭諦揭諦 波羅揭諦 波羅僧揭諦 菩提娑婆訶

 

Heart Sutra Mandarin Translation by Venerable Guan Cheng

Heart Sutra Cantonese Translation by Venerable Guan Cheng

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Garden Show 2017 - Of Dreams and Gardens 0

 

Of Dreams and Garden

Of dreams and gardens.
Of fantasy and poetry.

Here...
The hydrangea's light.
Its radiant beam.

Light stretches.
Fantasy forms.

 

Of Dreams and Gardens

LIULI – Limitless imagination in a limited space

What we hope for is a breakthrough – one that takes the concept of “light” to a new level.

Twilight; dwindling light.  The soft sounds of running water entices you to open that door.  A garden of imagination reveals itself.

Hydrangeas carpet a lush garden bed, their radiance like starlight.  They bloom endlessly, their intoxicating fragrances inviting the frou-frou of skirts.

Light fulfills vitality.  The gardens’ stones emerge from the land’s spirit, one by one complimenting the personalities of each flower blossom while protecting your dreams.  The ancient and revered lotus flower, itself a mystery, echoes the brilliance of life and creation.

A harlequin bar, lantern-chairs, and wine glasses come together to imitate that fleeting moment of caprice in between just-awoken and deep dreaming.

Peony transforms into a screen.  The screen calls to the vivaciousness of Spring.  The spring day beckons you to stay…..

Here, all these elements, within the illusion of a space limited, lend themselves to limitless imagination.  In that blasé spring evening, is it you who comes into the light?  Or is it the light that gives you a dream?

Event: Spring Garden Show
DATE: April 27 - 30, 2017
Venue: South Coast Plaza, Crate and Barrel Wing
Website: AT HOME IN THE GARDEN

 

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