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Why I Love This Lifetime - Lanyu Scops Owl
Why I Love Rise
Why I Love Red Radiance
Why I Love Only With Compassion
Why I Love Golden Jade Joy
Why I Love Heads Up
Why I Love A Free and Idle Heart
Why I Love Indomitable Heart
Why I Love The Splendor of Phoenix
Why I Love Lifted by Wind, High above Clouds
Why I Love Song of the Morning Flower
Hibiscus, also known as the big red flower, is the national flower of Malaysia. I have seen various colors of hibiscus in its natural color, but I have never seen a blue one. Liuli hibiscus satisfies this imagination. In the “Song of the Morning Flower” there are two flowers, the large one is in full bloom, as if it’s enjoying the most glorious moments of life and calmly welcoming the withering of life. The other small one, which looks like the younger generation to me, is appreciating the older generation’s splendor,learning quietly, and waiting for the right timing and opportunity to step onto the main stage. This artwork is like the song of the circle of life, one generation after another.
Why I Love The Allure of the Spring
It reminds us that it's spring time. Two siskin birds sitting on a persimmon’s branch signifying that this is a joyful time, and the spring is coming with fortune. Two siskin birds are sociable and active, even acrobatic. They sing throughout the year, twitter and trill. This is a very romantic artwork, and is perfect for courtship or wedding anniversary.
Why I Love Living In Peace
Urban life is very stressful, and most of us have to take on different challenges every day. This artwork can be displayed on the desk in the office. When we feel anxious, we may spin the prayer wheel, the action signifying sending troubles away. Not only in the office, I would suggest that this artwork can also be placed at the entrance of the house, when off to work, spin once as reciting the sutra and praying for everything goes well all day long with safety and auspiciousness. On the other hand, this blessing can also be extended to family and friends. Hope they are healthy and happy.
Why I Love Joy Heralds Spring
At first glance, I feel the vitality of the artwork strongly because the shape of this artwork is attracted by the exaggerated and vivid leaves. A pair of orange at the bottom symbolizes companionship. A Chinese character "Ji 吉" means great auspiciousness. The detailed peonies pattern on fruits and leaves represents the richness and gorgeous beauty. The peony pattern also echoes the first visual impression of LIULI. It is a signature yet fresh design in LIULI.
Why I Love Prosperous Heart, Prosperous World
In Singapore where I am originally from, peonies are not often seen. The climate in SouthEast Asia makes it difficult to grow. When I moved to the US, I was awed by different types of peonies available.
Going to the florist each time is a treat to my eyes, the full bloom of the peonies is simply breath-taking, every petal is full of splendor, riches and color. It looks so fluffy and contented.
Peonies play an important part to us - the queen of all flowers, our packaging, screens, hand painted walls in the gallery to collection by The Corning Museum of Glass. It represents Liuli.
The reason why I like this artwork is even though it’s small, the craftsmanship of the flower is superb. This palm size artwork glows and reflects when it’s raised towards sunlight. It holds a special meaning to me, the little prosperous peony is beauty from within.
Why I Love Imminent Spring Dance
Whether it is the artistic beauty of the design or the superb craftsmanship, it is a representation of LIULI’s signature creation. I was born in October, so maybe it’s the reason why I like orchids. The artwork is beautiful and elegant, and represents independence in the world. People often use the orchid to describe beautiful temperament for ladies. The poets across generations and dynasties all praised the orchids for their elegance and purity. In this creation, the petals’ color is set accurately. All colors are distinct in lifelike look. It always reminds me of one scene from a poem: “Orchid is the king of flowers, its fragrance is in the breeze".
Why I Love Imminent Spring Dance
During this pandemic, I clearly sense that there are so many uncontrollable things in the world, and in life. While some things are frustrating, and some are exciting, we started to reflect “How is my life ? What can I do? In this dark moment, I also realize that everyone’s choice is connected, as the description of the artwork "Imminent Spring Dance”
“A hint of fragrance
The stark northern wind.
A gentleman’s intent
The fragrance of the flower might disappear in the air some time, but the spirit stays. If we could unite and be the mainstay of our times, the spirit will carry far and influence more. Be the best of ourselves at all times, we will be resilient and stand upright in adversity. Spring and hope are not far away. Be strong for tomorrow!
Why I Love Success Begets Success
It shows bonding between the two. Two Koi fish swimming towards each other in Harmony. It not only represents love and harmony, but also shows the sign of infinity and lucky number 8. This artwork can be recommended for any occasions.
Why I Love Swim Toward Freedom
This is relatively smaller in size, however, it uses symmetrical designs to mimic real water reflections. Just like Chinese philosopher Lao Zhi once said, “The highest good is like water. The Great virtue embrace all .” The vast sea is like the boundless sky, and the fish swimming freely and firmly within. I like to watch this fish looking at oneself and the ripple, it’s natural and beautiful. This art piece is an encouragement for me. It speaks to me in a clear voice: be brave, be clear to oneself, and move forward with persistence and courage.
Why I Love Heavenly Pine
It is a poetic , gently calm, and yet upright creation.
It reminds of an evergreen pine tree in a bold trunk standing firmly toward the sky on a rocky soil where winter wind blows from nature. It doesn’t matter whether it is cold or snowing, its beauty lasts all year long with soothing scent and wide-spread needles show its vitality. This peaceful landscape scene is brought inside by our artist in the form of Ruyi.
Ruyi literally means “as you wish” and a ceremonial scepter symbolizing power and good fortune. Combining Ruyi & evergreen pine trees in one design greatly represents the meaning of longevity and auspiciousness, and it makes me longing to give it to my loved ones.
Why I Love Heavenly Pine
LIULI’s highly sophisticated use of pâte de verre showcases the detail of pine needles and branches and a base that resembles the surface of a rock. The tree emerges from the stone as a symbol of fortitude. The green pine and transparent rock visually conveys a noble brightness. The pine is an evergreen.
The liuli pine extends in a lush expanse to symbolize vitality and auspiciousness. It is the wish for longevity, peace and health.
Why I Love Heavenly Pine
This artwork is based on the traditional Chinese symbol—“Ruyi". It is designed with evergreen pine trees that symbolizes longevity and strength. I like its simple design that is full of tranquility and strength.
The questions I am often asked by customers are: “What is Ruyi? Why is it always a long length ?”Read More...
In fact, in earlier days in Asia, it used to be the scratching stick that was used to scratch the itchiness on the back during the Chinese Warring States Period. It has a folk name called “Without Asking for Others”. Since the stick was introduced in the emperor Palace, there were significant changes in the usage. Royal family kept its meaning but removed its practicality, and used it as a symbol of auspiciousness and interior decorative objects.
From the historical records, we can see that the nobles of the palace often use it as a personal collection or as a gift. When the emperor is enthroned, at the wedding or the emperor's birthday, the civil and military officials prefer to choose Ruyi as a gift because it represents so many good meanings. Just as its original name “Without Asking for Others”, we take control of our own lives, and wish that everything goes well and live a life of good fortune from the symbolism of Ruyi.
The Liuli artists use the material of crystal glaze to make various designs and extend this traditional Chinese symbol. I personally think that if it is viewed from the perspective of the history of Chinese art, it really means a lot.
I sometimes like to stand in front of this artwork to enjoy the feeling of tranquility. Thinking about our artists’ inspiration based on these Chinese history, and knowing that they have superb designs to give "Ruyi" more new look-styles in nowadays, I only want to say: “It’s stunning!”Show Less
Why I Love Arising Through Contentment
Out of the designs from the series A Chinese LIULI Flower, Arising Through Contentment captures my heart. The concept of this series is to represent the cycle of life. When a flower is fully bloomed, it represents the most beautiful moment of time and our Artist has successfully used pate de verre to capture the scene. The flowing dancing petals from Iris reminds me of ups and down in life's journey, we have to learn, deal with different situations to eventually emerge to be wise and free. Iris symbolizes rainbow or light, it gives hope to everyone who looks towards clarity. Purple is one of my favorite colors, the fusion of different shades on each petal makes the artwork more alive. The sharp edges of the leaf blending into the softness of flowers creates a perfect symphony. Looking at this artwork always makes me feel care-free and happy, feel like dancing along the flower and life.
Why I Love Golden Gourds of Fortune
This is a prosperous & blessing piece. The gourd had traditionally been used to carry medicine signifying good health & longevity and it resembles number “8” which is auspicious and good luck.
Based on the auspicious fundamentals, we can add decorative aspects to it for interior design elements. It has plenty of bowl space to put fresh fruits, different sweets such as candies, chocolates or cookies inside, even plastic gold coins to maximize auspicious meaning. Or it can be used as a creative candle holder plate for flowing tealight candles with water.
As imaging it on a coffee table or kitchen counter at home, it may give us a moment of wishing for good health. Being healthy is the essence of prosperity & happiness.
Why I Love Tomorrow is Mine
This artwork is one of the collection series of "Ascending Qi Gives Rise To Earthly Harmony ". The white radish is portrayed in a very simple and natural look itself without adding too many other design elements.
At the beginning, this artwork attracted my attention because I was so surprised that radish is very ordinary to be found anytime in the market, now it could be the art subject.
However, when I knew that Liuli artists created this series of artworks, their inspiration behind them came from the very famous classic book I-Ching left by Chinese ancestors.Read More...
As we know that the book I-Ching is full of the philosophical wisdom from Chinese ancestors, so it is also regarded as the top-one among those related books. It may seem esoteric, but in a nutshell, it is a book that comprehensively covers astronomy, geography, and humanity. The book can teach us how to face nature, how to get along with people, and how to gather the Qi in order to get a harmonious feng shui.
When I knew that the artist actually used the profound wisdom of the Chinese people as the source of inspiration for art creation, I felt so meaningful and appreciated.
While enjoying this series of artworks, we can deeply think again: when nature breeds the endless power, how can humans face nature with the Qi which are from all directions and how to make them in a smooth flow in order to grasp the good luck?
To sum up, this artwork looks natural and simple. On the contrary, the title of the artwork is full of encouraging power. I am very touched.Show Less
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