Mythical Creature Exhibition | Guardian of Harmony

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Posted on August 12 2021

Five Elements, Five Directions --- Guardian of Harmony

Mythical Creature Exhibition

August 19-30, 2021
South Coast Plaza, CA
Carousel Court 2nd Level

Five elements: Wood, fire, earth, metal, and water.
Five directions: Dragon of the East, Tiger of the West, Phoenix of the South, Xuanwu of the North, and Qilin of the Center.

Associated with the four quadrants of the vault of heaven are the Azure Dragon of the East, the Vermillion Bird of the South, the White Tiger of the West, and the Black Tortoise of the North; in the center is the Qilin (unicorn). Each region corresponds to one of the five elements: metal (west), wood (east), water (north), fire (south), and earth (center).

Moving across the night sky, the stars connect all life to the five elements. When the universe and elements are aligned, harmony ensues.

When we understand our connection to others and our place in the universe, peace and harmony fill our lives.

Exhibition Artwork Gallery


This installation demonstrates the ancient glass-making technique known as “lost-wax casting” (pâte de verre), and adopts the theme of mythical creatures. Each piece undergoes a comprehensive twelve-step process and each new design requires six to eight months to complete. LIULI produces a limited number of pieces, so as to foster an environment where our artists are constantly engaged in the creation process and remain relevant to the society we care about. Each piece of LIULI artwork comes with a dedicated poem, telling its unique story, imparting a blessing, inspiring conversation, and connecting the viewer with the heart of the artist.

Thousands of years ago humans lived in close communities, each of which had its own ideas surrounding the powerful and mysterious forces of nature. Their faith and imagination were centered around these forces—animals, mountains, oceans, sky—resulting in the creation of a wide variety of symbols and images. Imbued with faith, wisdom, and selfless love, each image is the tangible manifestation of a profound wish for peace, prosperity, and well-being for all sentient beings.

5 Elements Crystal Artwork

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

For a video or in-person guided tour, please contact LIULI Gallery to schedule an appointment.

LIULI Gallery at South Coast Plaza
T 714.436.8888 | E-mail: scpgallery@liuliusa.com
#2041, 3333 Bristol Street, CA

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