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Crystal Chinese Cabbage, Bok Choy, Kitchen Decor, Outlast

$620.00

The Collection: ENRICH

Design Concept:

This translucent and lushly verdant art piece, a cabbage, is part of the Enrich collection—an homage to the longstanding cultural tradition of respecting the land and its crops.  Studio artists achieve a shui­-mo (ink wash) effect here in “Outlast” that mimicks clouds and water, giving an impression of natural scenery much deeper than any ordinary cabbage.  The design embodies the symbolism of vitality and boundless life, all owed to a rich and fertile land that one is blessed with. 

The Chinese believe that the imagery of a vegetable represents a certain social temperament. This design - green on top and white on bottom - represents transparent character.

  • A world of possibility emerges as sustenance is pulled up from the roots. This verdant sculpture symbolizes boundless vitality.
  • Crisp and upright, the leaves of the cabbage stretch upward. Root and leaves are colored in the style of traditional shui mo (ink wash) painting. The artist’s technical mastery creates shading that is natural, lifelike and brings out the innate poetry of liuli.
  • The highlight of this piece is the liuli itself - limpid and translucent, like cloud, like water. The design calls attention to the sacred dignity of life bestowed upon us by the land and is in praise of the bounty of life.
  • This design was inspired by the shanghaiqing, a variety of Chinese cabbage. The ancient Chinese referred to the vegetable as “song”, as they believed it to embody characteristics of the evergreen. Poet Lu You penned, “雨送寒聲滿背蓬,如今真是荷鉏翁。可憐遇事常遲鈍,九月區區種晚菘”. The passage proclaims the vegetable’s capacity to convey the ease and exuberance of life.  Why allow disappointments to disappoint
  • The Chinese believe that the imagery of a vegetable represents a certain social temperament. This design - green on top and white on bottom - represents one of transparent character; extending from the roots is one’s true nature and a wish for all to keep striving and thriving.

作品設計理念:

  • 從容地挺拔;幾分水墨由根部向上,暈開高遠意境。作品整體呈現蒼翠蓬勃,傳達無限的生命力
  • 定格白菜挺立的姿態,葉以招展的姿態向上;根與葉的色彩以水墨的風格,自然地暈染過度,富有生命活力,體現琉璃的自在詩意
  • 澄澈透明的琉璃,如雲如水的藝術表現,是此次作品的特色,既體現大地生命的神聖莊嚴,也是對生命豐美的禮贊
  • 以亭亭玉立的“上海青”為設計原型,古人稱菜為菘,覺得它有松柏的品性。陸遊:“雨送寒聲滿背蓬,如今真是荷鉏翁。可憐遇事常遲鈍,九月區區種晚菘”,正是借菜表達生命從容和瀟灑,遇事挫折又有什麼好失意的?
  • 菜在中國人的意象中,代表一種處世態度。作品上青下白,坦然挺立,是一清二白的品格觀照;泥土挺拔出的真性情,祈願人生永遠向上蓬勃

Outlast

A pure foundation
flourishes upward into
a body of verdant green

Dynamic and vital,
I may be commonplace
but I will outlast all.

我自平凡見長久

雪白根基
向上茁壯
凝一身蒼翠

蓬勃生機
自是
平凡中的長久

Item No.:

PEF157.ADACY

Size:

8.27"L x 5.12"D x 8.27"H inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Technique:

Pate de Verre

Limited Edition:

2,000 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).

Liuli Gift Packaging

Liuli Gift Packaging

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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