Note: To share the wish of “for every child to know warmth”, we launch a worldwide campaign to raise fund for kids in need. With artist Loretta H. Yang’s signature and special design lotus base, we have limited 120 pieces in the United States, and part of the proceed will go to Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (https://pcrf-kids.org/) to help kids who fight with cancer. Kids are resilient, we want to do our best to support them.
One winter while walking through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, Loretta H. Yang found her attention drawn to a shabbily dressed woman carrying a half-clothed young child. At her side was an even younger child sleeping on the cold hard steps of a bank. Her heart filled with deep compassion and sorrow. Upon returning home she created A Great Wish, a sculpture of a large hand cradling a sleeping baby. She believes it is the right of every child to know warmth. The artwork Artist edition is permanently collected by Bowers Museum and National Museum for Women in the Arts in the United States.
Edition: 500 worldwide, 120 in the United States.
- Sound asleep, the infant rests in the cradle of a large comforting hand. The details in this design is testament to the artist’s intuition and skill.
- Color removed, liuli emanates a pure and ethereal light and conveys the idea that every life should be filled with warmth.
- A golden lotus imprinted on the base complements the sculpture resting upon it. Both lotus and hand cradle the sleeping infant. In Buddhism, the lotus is symbolic of purity and goodness, wisdom and compassion and a greater love.