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The Proof of Awareness (Epiphany) - Artist Edition

Proof of Awareness
Artist Edition
30.00"L x 27.00"W x 13.00"H inches
Limited Edition of 16 pieces

Proof of Awareness
Collector Edition
10.83"L x 10.43"W x 6.30"H inches
Limited Edition of 286 pieces


In the light, suddenly aware,
Realizing that you are surrounded by a clarity,
As if a dream,
As if an illusion,
Finally, all reservations in color disappear.


In 2006, Loretta Yang took out all colors in her new flower creations, leaving only a transparent clearness in each piece. In 2007, for the first time, Leo Kaplan in New York had an exhibition and it was a success and created a huge stir for “The Proof of Awareness”. The series of seven “The Proof of Awareness”, “Orchid Reverie”, “Chrysanthemum Dance”, “Lotus Consciousness”, "Higher Contemplation”, “Amorous”, and "Springtime Dance" with the blossom of the clear and enormous peony. To Loretta, “The Proof of Awareness”, the series which adopt the clear and transparent method to reflect her philosophy of life and put her creativity to the next stage. The philosophy of Zen and Buddhist taught us the hardship in life comes from uncertainty and unpredictability; we must therefore experience it. Thus make us realize the reality of pain and the courage to overcome it.

The concepts of ‘formless’ and ‘emptiness’, as well as the perception of hardship let out our merciful compassion. If properly understood, it will increase our love and tolerance for one another. The understanding of life comes from the Zen concept that were included in the artwork. Many people were touched by the artwork of artist Loretta Yang because every of her signature artworks led people in the contemplation of the meaning of life.

 

Artist's Edition: The Proof of Awareness

The Collection: The Proof of Awareness (Collector's Edition)


THE PROOF OF AWARENESS

Design Ref. No.: AACX059A2006
Size: 30.00"L x 27.00"D x 13.00"H inches
Material: Crystal Glass
Technique: Pate de Verre
Limited Edition: 16 pieces (Worldwide)
Availability: Discontinued

Museum Collection:
2007 Corning Museum of Glass, USA, 2nd
2007 Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA

The Collection: The Proof of Awareness (Collector's Edition)


ORCHID REVERIE

Design Ref. No.: AACX063A2007
Size: 32.00"L x 24.50"D x 12.25"H inches
Material: Crystal Glass
Technique: Pate de Verre
Limited Edition: 16 pieces (Worldwide)
Price: Please call or email to inquiry
Availability: Available for collection

The Collection: The Proof of Awareness (Collector's Edition)


CHRYSANTHEMUM DANCE

Design Ref. No.: AACX064A2007
Size: 33.50"L x 31.00"D x 17.50"H inches
Material: Crystal Glass
Technique: Pate de Verre
Limited Edition: 16 pieces (Worldwide)
Price: Please call or email to inquiry
Availability: Available for collection

The Collection: The Proof of Awareness (Collector's Edition)

 

LOTUS CONSCIOUSNESS

Design Ref. No.: AACX065A2007
Size: 36.65"L x 30.00"D x 18.15"H inches
Material: Crystal Glass
Technique: Pate de Verre (Lost Wax Casting)
Limited Edition: 16 pieces (Worldwide)
Price: Please call or email to inquiry
Availability: Available for collection

The Collection: The Proof of Awareness (Collector's Edition)


HIGHER CONTEMPLATION

Design Ref. No.: AACX066A2007
Size: 33.07"L x 23.62"D x 17.72"H inches
Material: Crystal Glass
Technique: Pate de Verre
Limited Edition: 16 pieces (Worldwide)
Price: Please call or email to inquiry
Availability: Available for collection

The Collection: The Proof of Awareness (Collector's Edition)


AMOROUS

Design Ref. No.: AACX067A2007
Size: 36.00"L x 25.20"D x 18.15"H inches
Material: Crystal Glass
Technique: Pate de Verre
Limited Edition: 16 pieces (Worldwide)
Price: Please call or email to inquiry
Availability: Available for collection

The Collection: The Proof of Awareness (Collector's Edition)


SPRINGTIME DANCE

Design Ref. No.: AACX068A2007
Size: 30.00"L x 30.00"D x 24.50"H inches
Material: Crystal Glass
Technique: Pate de Verre
Limited Edition: 16 pieces (Worldwide)
Price: Please call or email to inquiry
Availability: Available for collection

Museum Collection: 2010 Glasmuseet Ebeltoft

The Collection: The Proof of Awareness (Collector's Edition)


 

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Artist/Founder Loretta H. Yang leads a team of experienced artisans to create arts that honor the richness of cultural heritage and value.

Step No. 1: Design and sculpting

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Step 2 of the process involves coating our original clay sculpture in silicone. Layer after layer (3 to 7 layers) is fastidiously coated to produce a negative mold, a crucial step in capturing the prevision of the sculpture. Each layer must dry completely before additional layer is applied, thickness must be uniform to prevent leakage of wax. Once complete, the clay is removed to reveal a negative silicone mold.

Step No. 2: Silicone molding

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Pour molten wax into the negative silicone mold.

Step No. 3: Infusion of molten wax. Fill wax into a negative mold.

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Once wax has solidified and cooled, release the wax form by carefully peeling back the silicone mold. Like a butterfly molting, the silicon is shed to reveal a positive wax form.

Step No. 4: Shedding of silicon mold to obtain the wax form

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A careful refinement of the wax sculpture. Because every microinch and subtlety plays its own role in the grand scheme of beauty. Our artists refine the wax mold to its final perfection.

Step No. 5: Wax form refinement; removing imperfections

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The wax mold is placed on a wooden plank in a metal container and plaster is poured and solidified. Embedding wax form with fire-resistant plaster.

Step No. 6: Coating the wax sculpture with plaster to form a refractory mold

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Wax is steamed out of the plaster under high heat yielding a negative plaster mold.

Step No. 7: Removal of wax with steam—the essence of the “lost-wax” process

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Liuli ingredients are created through unique firing and processing of glass. Color and size appropriate pieces are placed within the plaster and fired.

Step No 8: Choosing color; kiln firing

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Fire and melt. Under intense heat, a new vision of transparency and clarity is born.

Step No. 9: Re-firing at 1,400 degrees Celsius

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Extreme patience and care are necessary when removing the plaster to prevent damage.

Step No. 10: Removal of plaster mold

When the art pieces emerge, our masters step in to carefully chip away the plaster mold. Like excavating fragile archaeological relics, one false move and you're left with broken shards.

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First comes die-cutting - smoothing the crystal down to the last microinch. Rough polish, removal of excess support, refinement and fine surface polish with a high-speed fabric wheel.

Step No. 11: Retouching of details; burnishing and polishing

Our artist refines and re-polishes each and every detail yet again.

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An etched number on the base of each piece indicates its limited edition and reminds us to never stop creating. After the engraving - an official LIULI artwork is born.

Step No.12: Final inspection; etching of serial number; packaging