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Crystal Flower, Orchid, Toward the Blue Sky

$2,300.00

The Collection: Flower SculpturesA Peaceful Existence

Design Concept:

The crystal orchid artwork here represents purity of heart and humility.  It is one of the “Four Gentlemen” in classic Chinese literature (four iconic plants:plum, orchid, bamboo, chrysanthemum for each of the four seasons).  Representing all that is the youthful and joyous spring season, the orchid is unwaveringly elegant in its purity and simplicity. Fresh with the color palette of the blissful spring season, “Toward the Blue Sky” is reminiscent of fresh grass and the taste of dew in the early morning. View the self through flowers, view the world through a vase. Through the peaceful orchid, we are shown a humble confidence. 

概念設計說明:

水晶琉璃蘭花,脫蠟鑄造技法手工製成。造型現代優雅,簡潔的稜線,簇擁的花形,色彩的明亮,而聚集環繞的蕙蘭,更有盛滿和美的祝願。成語蕙質蘭心,即指蕙的純潔和美與蘭的高雅冰清。柳永《離別難》詞:「有天然,蕙質蘭心。美韶容,何啻值千金」。盛滿的蕙蘭寓意盛滿的幸福,亦是點點積累而成的美好。花,讓人有美好的想像,朵朵向藍天的蕙蘭,是生活裡的小幸福。以花觀己,以瓶觀世界,從作品蕙蘭的祥和,看見不驕傲的自信。

Toward the Blue Sky

A joyous cry,
an invitation to dance,
hand in hand,
toward the blue sky.
Within the heart and
upon the face -
pure love.

朶朶向藍天

歡呼
邀舞
手攜手
向著藍天
心裡裝著
臉上寫著
都是愛

Item No.:

PCG089.ADA

Size:

11.42"L x 7.87"D x 11.93"H inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Technique:

Pate de Verre

Limited Edition:

800 pieces (Worldwide)

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

Exquisite LIULI Gift Bags

Packaging Award by Germany's iF Design Award

Every art pieces comes with the gift-ready packaging including gift box & bag, product's description card, greeting card, and authentic certificate*.

* 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