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Crystal Mythical Creature, Dragon, The Space Between Heaven and Earth

$29,800.00

Design Concept:

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.

神龍盤踞在雲之上、水之涯,寓涵生生不息之意。 而騰龍鎮守,代表光明與希望,為人們帶來內心的勇氣與祝福。作品注重情境的營造,先以寫意的方式,刻畫雲水的翻湧滾動,再以寫實的方式,精雕細琢地將龍的神情姿態,自信逍遙的盤踞於天地之上,彷若擁有無窮盡的力量,凡事盡能掌握。

作品的雕塑,龍的身姿遒勁有力,迴轉盤旋, 且越靠近尾部越細,在製作中稍有不慎,尾巴極易斷裂,複雜的工藝,過程全憑工藝師的經驗巧勁。作品的色彩絲絲蘊染,層層遞近,兩者相互交織,融為一體,展現龍的氣宇軒昂。

龍,在中國的概念裡,源自一種對「力量」的想像。古代對於龍的圖騰崇拜,讓中國人在洪荒時期,有精神的寄託。相信這種巨大的力量,無所不能。在中國人的信仰中,龍是溝通人間與上天的仲介,人們既希望得到龍的庇護,也希望上天賜予更多的福祉。 

 

The Space Between Heaven and Earth

Atop the clouds,
Across the watery horizon
and beyond the cosmos,
the dragon roams free.

In this space of 80,000 miles
between heaven and earth,
All is within its domain.

八萬里乾坤

在雲之上,
在水之涯
太虛之外
逍遙任遨遊。

八萬里乾坤
盡在一握。

Item No.:

PEA112.ADA

Size:

29.53"L x 13.78"D x 17.72"H inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Technique:

Pate de Verre

Limited Edition:

188 pieces (Worldwide)

* Note: As the art pieces are individually hand-made, the color and dimensions will vary slightly.

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* Authentic certificate only comes with most art pieces at the valued of $500 and more, which include the signature of the artist, product detail, and the edition number (if applied).

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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