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LIULI Crystal Fish and Pine Tree, Evergreen Prosperity

$2,990 Special Price ($3,300 Original Price)


The Collection: A Window into Zhuangzi's World

Design Description:

The pine unfurls like a fan, like a fish tail swaying in the water. Emerging from entwined branches, carp and pine exist in beautiful harmony. The design draws from traditional auspicious elements. The pine symbolizes longevity, fish symbolizes prosperity. The artwork presents a visual contrast among the dynamic energy between the fish, and profound tranquil pine trees. We join philosophy with auspicious symbols to offer a new form of blessing.

Zhuang Zi’s The Butterfly Dream is a philosophical classic that presents a state of neither here nor there, both real and illusory and is the inspiration behind this design. Has the fish become the pine or has the pine become the fish? Another interesting way to view this piece, is whether the bottom part of the design is a tree trunk in the mountain range, or a taihu rock under the lake? Only the viewer would know and take his or her imagination to fly.

作品展現松樹挺拔,松葉成扇形展開,如同幻化的魚尾,亦如天邊的雲彩或是水底的海草,兩條錦鯉仿佛從虯枝浮出,松樹與魚互成和諧大美,生物以氣相息,合二為一的表現。傳統吉祥元素南松寓意長久、永恆,金魚寓意金玉滿堂,將哲學思考與吉祥文化的重新詮釋,讓作品充滿生生不息的力量,又同時達到寧靜致遠的禪意。

作品主體可以看做是南松的參天樹幹,亦可是水底的太湖石,南松可以是松樹,也可以看做是水底的水草倒影? 多重視角與充滿想像力的詮釋,讓觀者能如同在水底欣賞太湖石的歲月痕跡,又或者是從天空中看到參天大樹,近樹頂位置的寬闊氣度。動靜,陰陽,虛實,快慢,天空與水面的對比,用視覺衝突的概念想傳達遇見即永恆的美感。

Evergreen Prosperity

The stalwart pine
need not count the days.
Joyous fish
need not yield to distraction.
Standing against the blue sky
upright and calm,
serenity begets longevity,
strength begets splendor.

勁松長青有餘

松之勁
不追歲月
魚之樂
不入庸擾
佇立於蒼穹
挺拔淡定
從容所以長長久久
剛健則無盡豐華

Item No.:

PEF184.ADA 

Size:

9.25”L x 4.5”D x 14.75"H inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Limited Edition:

600 (Worldwide)

Technique:

Pate de Verre

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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