My Cart

Close

Crystal Buddha, Thousand Arms Guanyin, The Light of Guanyin

$1,180.00

The Collection: Buddha Sculptures & Figurines  |  Thousand Arms Guanyin

Design Concept: 

The story of this artwork extends thousands of years back in history, preserved quietly in the famed Dunhuang grottoes along the Silk Road in China’s Gobi Desert.  The bodhisattva Guanyin of a thousand arms and eyes is so named for her ability to reach into the hearts of countless people around the world.  This is the story of compassion so rare that it moved LIULI artist and founder Loretta H. Yang to sculpt a 3-meter statue of Guanyin over the course of ten years.  The lessons of kindness and compassion echoe with Yang’s philosophies on art being a medium of spirituality.  As such, her Guanyins have been brought to the world stage and exhibited in dozens of institutions.

The Light of Guanyin

One thousand wise eyes
Cast insight upon countless concerns,
One thousand compassionate hands
Give rise to untold wishes.
For as long as this mortal world implores,
The light of Guanyin will shine.

千手千眼放光明

千隻智慧眼,
洞見多少煩惱;
千隻慈悲手,
托起多少願望。
應人間處處祈求,
永遠光明遍照。

Item No.:

PRD004.ADA

Size:

5.31"L x 2.05"D x 8.07"H inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Technique:

Pate de Verre 

Limited Edition:

Unlimited Edition

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

Exquisite LIULI Gift Bags

Packaging Award by Germany's iF Design Award

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).

Liuli Gift Packaging

Liuli Gift Packaging

Liuli Gift Packaging

Liuli Gift Packaging

Liuli Gift Packaging

Liuli Gift Packaging

Alt

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

Alt

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

Alt

Pour molten wax into the negative silicone mold.

Step No. 3: Infusion of molten wax. Fill wax into a negative mold.

Alt

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

Alt

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

Alt

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

Alt

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

Alt

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

Alt

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

Alt

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.

Alt

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.

Alt

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