This piece depicts a dragon perched on the crest of a wave, suggesting eternity. The soaring dragon represents light and hope, courage and blessings. The first step in producing this work was to use the style of freehand brushwork to sculpt the churning waves and clouds. Next, the dragon was sculpted in a detailed fashion, including its facial expression and posture, which together express boundless confidence, power, and mastery.
This dynamic dragon sculpture demonstrates its magnificent power with a ready-to-fly posture and a resolute gaze. Since the diameter of the dragon’s body gradually lessens towards the tail, making it susceptible to breakage during comprehensive 12-step pate de verre process, fashioning the tail is highly challenging even for the most experienced artisan. The color stream flows organically, creating a brilliant interfusion of hues that manifests dragon’s imposing appearance.
The Chinese dragon has been a symbol of power and spiritual sustenance since ancient times. The dragon is also regarded as a powerful protector who acts as an intermediary between Heaven and humanity.