The Collection: Believe and You Shall See
A bird that calls for happiness
In Japan, owls are seen as birds that call for happiness because in Japanese pronunciation of owl, Fukurou, means, “lets be happy” hence a bird of good fortune.
As part of the highly limited 2013 collection “Believe and You shall See,” this art piece pays homage to the studio’s Formosan roots with a nod of the head to an animal many hold dear to their hearts. In many cultures around the world, owls are interpreted as an omen of good fortune and blessing. They can be seen as wise, nurturing, or prophetic. To the many peoples of Taiwan, owls hold special sentiments—ranging from a guiding light in the night (to the Atayal indigenous) to a guardian of mothers and newborns (to the Bunun people). LIULI’s Lanyu scops owl are seen here alighted on a branch, their plumage glowing softly against what seems to be a starry night and the vague shape of a moon. The piece is purposefully subtle, and gives the impression of a whisper—a reminder to live mindfully and see the beauty around you