The Collection: Emergence of the Dragon
Perhaps the most exquisitely balanced piece of the collection is the “Dragon Rising Baoping” (treasure vase). With arduously achieved asymmetry and a gorgeous flowing movement, this crystal glass artwork perfectly exemplifies the “water element” dragon it depicts. Like the tide ebbing and flowing, or the river coursing and resting, the piece’s dynamic dragon moves in and out of the design, emerging righteously. LIULI artists decorate the uniquely shaped mouth-blown crystal vase use sheets with glimmering patterns of gold leaf. Being the first of its kind anywhere, there is no other artwork in the world that took the same kind of technical prowess as this collection. Rooted in deep tradition and cultural symbolism, this contemporary piece is benevolent, kind, ascending and powerful all at once.
Dragon Rising Baoping
Contained within this baoping, treasure bottle,
Is the vastness of the universe,
The eight summits of the land,
The resplendence of the sun, moon and stars.
Suddenly, in an
The dragon rises from the mountain
Into the expansive sky.
The world is at peace.