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Crystal Mythical Creature, Dragon, The Space Between Heaven and Earth

$40,200.00

he Collection: Directional Clarity 

Design Concept:

As the most powerful mythological creature in Chinese culture, the dragon is a symbol for more than simple raw strength—it is a symbol for virtue and power in kindness.  LIULI artists chose this design, complete with the ruyi-shaped accompaniment of water to represent that strength.  As the finale and grandest piece in the 2018 collection Directional Clarity, “The Space between Heaven and Earth,” here expresses a steadfast conviction through coupling the grace of heavenly wisdom and earthly virtues. 

  • The Chinese view dragons as the ultimate symbol of power. In ancient times, people worshipped dragon totems as they offered spiritual support in times of turmoil; they believed that the dragon’s power was almighty. The Chinese also believed that the dragon was a messenger between the mortal world and the heavens, communicating their wishes for protection and blessings.
  • LIULIGONGFANG calls upon cultural sentiment and societal beliefs to conjure a dragon that is awe-inspiring and which harbors an innate strength. It represents a steadfast conviction that runs through the veins of all Chinese people.
  • The Space Between Heaven and Earth depicts a divine dragon crouched upon the crest of a cloud at the edge of the water to symbolize an inextinguishable force. Under the dragon’s guardianship, the people are granted light, hope, courage and blessings.
  • The narrative construction of the piece applies a conceptual style to the rolling waves and a representational style to the dragon. The dragon’s fine details convey limitless power and a steady confidence that holds all within its control.
  • The artist conveys tension and strength through the dragon’s form; its sinewy form coils and tapers as it nears the tail. This complex craft posed a challenge to our artisans who not only needed to tend to every detail, but had to do so without causing breakage. The dragon’s reds and golds bleed into the golds and blues of the water. This ombre effect joins the two subjects into one congruous form.

龙,在中国的概念里,源自一种对「力量」的想像。

古代对于龙的图腾崇拜,让中国人在洪荒时期,有精神的寄託。相信这种巨大的力量,无所不能。在中国人的信仰中,龙是沟通人间与上天的仲介,人们既希望得到龙的庇护,也希望上天赐予更多的福祉。作品「八万里干坤」,神龙盘踞在云之上、水之涯,寓涵生生不息之意。 而腾龙镇守,代表光明与希望,为人们带来内心的勇气与祝福。

作品注重情境的营造,先以写意的方式,刻画云水的翻涌滚动,再以写实的方式,精雕细琢地将龙的神情姿态,自信逍遥的盘踞于天地之上,彷若拥有无穷尽的力量,凡事尽能掌握。作品的雕塑,龙的身姿遒劲有力,迴转盘旋,且越靠近尾部越细,在制作中稍有不慎,尾巴极易断裂,复杂的工艺,过程全凭工艺师的经验巧劲。作品的颜色,龙由红至金黄,云水由蓝至金黄,色彩丝丝蕴染,层层递近,两者相互交织,融为一体。

 

The Space Between Heaven and Earth

Atop the clouds,
Across the watery horizon
and beyond the cosmos,
the dragon roams free.

In this space of 80,000 miles
between heaven and earth,
All is within its domain.

八万里干坤

在云之上,
在水之涯
太虚之外
逍遥任遨游。

八万里干坤
尽在一握。

Item No.:

PEA112.ADA

Size (L×W×H):

75*35*45 cm

Material:

Crystal Glass

Technique:

Pate de Verre

Limited Edition:

188 pieces (Worldwide)

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

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