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An Overwhelming Force from the East - Dragon of Authority (Artist's collection)

$136,800.00

Design Concept:

    • In Chinese legend, the dragon rises to heaven in the spring and submerges underwater in the fall. With the power to summon wind and rain, it encompasses the Chinese philosophy of mortal and celestial worlds united.
    • Vigorous, vital, progressive with unbridled might, the Chinese dragon is unstoppable and fearless. The moniker “dragon amongst mortals” is oft used to describe an individual of exceptional character.

    • This design in amber depicts a divine dragon waking to the easterly winds. It opens its jaw and stretches its claws with distinction, added vitality to the piece, forming a dragon that possesses an unfaltering spirit that can move mountains.

    • Pate de verre is used to create the complex layers and sculptural details seen in this design. Echoing the traditional Chinese auspicious cloud motif, the dragon rises up to the Nine Heavens. A dragon flying through the skies symbolizes the absolute zenith: may all dragons amongst mortals inspire and be inspired.

Note: Last piece of 12 pieces edition, this artwork is discontinued soon.

Please contact us at 909-274-8987, if you need any further information.

概念設計說明:

  • 龍在中國傳統文化中,春分登天,秋分潛淵,呼風喚雨,蘊涵著中國人所重視的天人合一的宇宙觀,千百年來都是象徵尊貴和力量的祥瑞神物。
  • 朝氣蓬勃,奮發向上,威武不屈,中國龍大多是勢不可擋、無所畏懼的,因此常以“人中龍”比喻卓越出眾的人物。
  • 作品以琥珀色琉璃定色,神龍蘇醒在東風中,龍口大張,龍爪飛舞,氣度威嚴,令靜態雕塑增加了流動的生命氣場,表現氣吞山河的力量和無所畏懼的精神,形神塑造惟妙。
  • 以琉璃脫蠟鑄造法呈現龍紋繁複的層次和細節,刻畫極致精緻。借鑒中國傳統的祥雲元素,表現龍騰九霄的超逸。飛龍在天,象徵巔峰時刻,祝願人中之龍,永遠傲立風流。
    • Large-scale artist's collection
    • Final piece of 12 pieces limited edition 

    The grandest design from 2012, Year of the Dragon, by Loretta H. Yang and our artists at the LIULI studio. This immense sculpture, over half a year in the making, uses tremendously fine detail and underwent over forty percent failure rate when firing in the kiln. Pouring together the efforts of over a dozen artists and laborers, this crystal glass dragon was designed to express might, courage and nobility in a way no other dragon could. Sumptuous golden amber colors are used to amplify light for a resplendent look. Its arms reaches out to the heavens and the Earth in a way that speaks, “My power is the sky and ground combined—my strength is unlimited."

    The Collection: Arising from the East (The Dragon) 

    An Overwhelming Force from the East

    A wind blows in from the East,
    Waking up the rivers and mountains.
    Your influence stretches from past to present,
    From the edges of the sky to the sun, the moon,
    You are a dragon amongst mortals.

    萬里東風動地來

    東風起
    千里江山驚蟄
    氣吞今古豪情
    天岸日月
    新人中龍

    Design Ref. No.:

    PEA080.ADA

    Size:

    26.00"L x 17.72"D x 23.62"H inches

    Material:

    Crystal Glass

    Technique:

    Pate de Verre

    Limited Edition:

    12 pieces (Worldwide)
    * 1 last piece available

    * 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).

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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