The Collection: Flower Sculptures, A Peaceful Existence
The crystal hibiscus flower sculpted here possesses an unique personality. Achieved through the techinique of pate-de-verre and twice-firing, this design is one of the most challenging pieces because the petals are large and layered, and each step in the process needs extra efforts to secure. For example, in the refining wax form, every micro inch and subtlety plays its own role in the grand scheme of beauty and they require tens of injection points for liuli ingredients for exact color placement. Because the hibiscus flower is one of only a few that bloom in late fall—when many flowers wilt—the Chinese have long since admired the survivor for its conviction. As if guided by the chilling autumn draft, the petals of this flower remain uplifted—fearlessly radiating its colors when all others have faded. And for that, the glass hibiscus flower immortalizes the flower’s beauty, a quality of resilience and courage. View the self through flowers, view the world through a vase. Through the noble hibiscus, we are shown the will of our convictions.