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Crystal Buddha, Guanyin, The Lotus

$6,908.00

The Collection: Mortal Smile -A More Motherly Guanyin

Design Description:

Lotus-in-hand Guanyin, one of the thirty-three manifestations of the bodhisattva Guanyin (Avalokitesvara), stands on a lotus petal providing shelter from wind and rain, signifying her beneficent presence throughout the world. The abstract lotus appears to be emerging from underwater to provide a blessing and protection. Engraved on the lotus is an excerpt from the “Universal Gate” chapter of the Lotus Sutra. In addition to the compassion of the bodhisattva and the beauty of the lotus flower, this piece also conveys the meditative experience referred to in the expression “A world in a single flower, the bodhisattva in a single leaf.” The underlying motivation of the bodhisattva is to use the Buddha-dharma to benefit all sentient beings, and to nurture the lotus seed of enlightenment in every heart. For, although we may not be able to make lotus flowers bloom everywhere, we can learn to open the lotus flower in our own heart, so as to create a harmonious world for ourselves and for all beings.

持蓮觀音,菩薩手持蓮花,站在一片蓮花瓣上,就像是站在蓮花花瓣上遮風避雨,蓮花處處開,照顧人間,是美好意象。持蓮觀音也是觀音菩薩三十三法相之一。作品取蓮花局部,抽象與陰刻的處理,讓蓮花像是在水底生出,又像是在身邊護持。花瓣面上刻著《觀世音菩薩普門品》經文的部分文字,除了表現菩薩的慈悲之像,蓮花的美好寓意,也同時將佛法中禪學境界「​一花一世界,一葉一菩提」表現出來。菩薩心繫眾生、護持眾生,希望通過佛法能幫助到眾生,為眾生擋風避雨,每個人心中都能開出朵朵蓮花。就像藝術家楊惠姍想表達的:我們沒有辦法讓蓮花處處開,但卻能夠透過修持,讓自己的心,開一朵蓮花,為自己、然後為眾生,造一個圓融好世界。

The Lotus

A single leaf;
Offers shelter from the world’s turmoil.

A single flower;
Displays a wisp of elegance.

Omnipresence of the elegant lotus.

一葉蓮華

一葉蓮;
遮世間風雲。

一朵花;
展一縷清悠。

蓮華步步花華處處

Item No.:

PED244.ADAAZ

Size:

11.80"L x 8.70"D x 16.10"H inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Technique:

Pate de Verre

Limited Edition:

280 pieces (Worldwide)

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

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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