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Crystal Chinese Cabbage, Bok Choy, Decor, Outlast

$820.00

The Collection: ENRICH

Design Concept:

This translucent and lushly verdant art piece, a cabbage, is part of the Enrich collection—an homage to the longstanding cultural tradition of respecting the land and its crops.  Studio artists achieve a shui­-mo (ink wash) effect here in “Outlast” that mimicks clouds and water, giving an impression of natural scenery much deeper than any ordinary cabbage.  The design embodies the symbolism of vitality and boundless life, all owed to a rich and fertile land that one is blessed with. 

The Chinese believe that the imagery of a vegetable represents a certain social temperament. This design - green on top and white on bottom - represents transparent character.

  • A world of possibility emerges as sustenance is pulled up from the roots. This verdant sculpture symbolizes boundless vitality.
  • Crisp and upright, the leaves of the cabbage stretch upward. Root and leaves are colored in the style of traditional shui mo (ink wash) painting. The artist’s technical mastery creates shading that is natural, lifelike and brings out the innate poetry of liuli.
  • The highlight of this piece is the liuli itself - limpid and translucent, like cloud, like water. The design calls attention to the sacred dignity of life bestowed upon us by the land and is in praise of the bounty of life.
  • This design was inspired by the shanghaiqing, a variety of Chinese cabbage. The ancient Chinese referred to the vegetable as “song”, as they believed it to embody characteristics of the evergreen. Poet Lu You penned, “雨送寒聲滿背蓬,如今真是荷鉏翁。可憐遇事常遲鈍,九月區區種晚菘”. The passage proclaims the vegetable’s capacity to convey the ease and exuberance of life.  Why allow disappointments to disappoint
  • The Chinese believe that the imagery of a vegetable represents a certain social temperament. This design - green on top and white on bottom - represents one of transparent character; extending from the roots is one’s true nature and a wish for all to keep striving and thriving.

作品蕴含着生机勃勃的生命力量,作品来源于泥土破土而出,叶脉伸展向外绽开,寓意中国人的处事做人的修养和态度,青白人家,是对人生的反省,以一颗质朴的善心看待世间一切一如平凡中的长久,菜又名财。有摆财的聚来的含义。

    Outlast

    A pure foundation
    flourishes upward into
    a body of verdant green

    Dynamic and vital,
    I may be commonplace
    but I will outlast all.

    我自平凡见长久

    雪白根基
    向上茁壮
    凝一身苍翠

    蓬勃生机
    自是
    平凡中的长久

    Item No.:

    PEF157.ADACY

    Size (L×W×H):

    21*13*21 cm

    Material:

    Crystal Glass

    Technique:

    Pate de Verre

    Limited Edition:

    2,000 pieces (Worldwide)

    * 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 $800 and more, which include the signature of the artist, product detail, and the edition number (if applied).

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