The Collection: Unstoppable Faith
Heavenly Pine is a three-inlay ruyi, or ceremonial scepter, fashioned using LIULI's signature pâte de verre technique. It depicts a hardy pine tree growing out of a boulder which forms the base of the ruyi. The head of the ruyi is a cluster of pine needles that fans out from the trunk. The evergreen needles of the pine tree figurine symbolize vitality and auspiciousness, and the sculpture conveys wishes for longevity, peace and health, making it an excellent gift for a close friend. The needles are rendered with LIULI's usual attention to detail, and the complex shades of color throughout the trunk catch the eye, inviting further study and contemplation.