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LIULI Crystal Fish and Bird, Beauty Lies Between Here and There

$3,500.00

The Collection: A Window into Zhuangzi's World

Design Description:

Flower, bird and taihu stone come together in a pinnacle of harmonious beauty. From up close, we see life; from far away, we see heaven and earth. These three elements each have their own time to shine. The taihu stone’s beauty comes from the incessant battering of waves across its lifetime; the red flowers are reborn every season; the bird passes life through the generations and symbolizes the inextinguishable of life. From different angles, the water weathered stone reveals a tranquil interior. From the front, a facade to withstand the elements; from the back, a scintillating display.

“A communal form” is an extension of Zhuang Zi’s saying that “all things and I are one”. The jiling bird in the sculpture is inspired by the famous Song painting “Red Knotwood and Aquatic Bird”. Entering the Song Dynasty where the idea that “all matter is connected as one” was further emphasized and observed through different angles, distances and times of day.

花、鳥、石三者,有各自的時間維度,從三者的和諧存在,能夠體悟生命的美好與稍縱即逝,與珍惜當下。鳥兒則傳遞生命,萬物生生不息,,紅花是四季的重生,太湖石經過了漫長歲月波浪的衝,內部沉靜透徹。作品從前面欣賞是大浪淘沙過後堅強的本心,從後看是對待生活如花似火的積極態度。從不同距離看,近看是生活,遠看為天地。

作品中的鳥是鹡鸰(jí líng),以宋徽宗趙佶的花鳥名作《紅蓼水禽圖》為原型,花、鳥、太湖石在這一刻的定格,是自然和諧統一的大美。作品設計運用書法與國畫中的留白,運用幾何菱形與大面積拋光的簡潔,對比太湖石的有機與立體視覺,是一件可以全角度欣賞,各面都有獨立美感的生動創作。

Beauty Lies Between Here and There

Traverse
the pure and transparent window
of spiritual fasting.
Approach all things
without preconception,
with tranquility,
with clarity,
and become one with all.

美在天地之間

穿過
透明澄澈的
心齋之窗
虛而待物
致靜
致明
物我相忘

Item No.:

PEF182.ADA 

Size:

10.3”L x 6.5”D x 13"H inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Limited Edition:

580 (Worldwide)

Technique:

Pate de Verre

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* 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