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The Collection: Directional Clarity 
Design Concept:
Just as the north star offers a light of guidance, so does the mythological “black tortoise” which guards the North in ancient Chinese astrology.  Coming from the 2018 collection “Directional Clarity,” this piece displays a xuanwu—a divine tortoise and snake-like deity that embodies wisdom and serenity in the world.  The orb-shaped sculpture work takes after the representations of a “rounded” heaven—and carries on it the etchings of ancient astrological runes.  It is one of five mythological creatures that rule the cardinal compass directions, correlating with the water elemental and the winter season by classic representation.  In folklore, this tortoise has been dubbed “Zhi Ming” and is a deity that dates to shamanic traditions in of Chinese pre-history. 
玄武出北方,北方的颜色为黑(玄色),属性是水,玄武,是龟和蛇的结合,龟象征长寿,蛇寓意灵巧,两者相互交融,可视为和谐,如同水,上善若水,善利万物,真诚、良善、无私。亦有水生金的说法,可以应对风水中招财的说法。玄武的造型是否精彩,龟、蛇互动的情景感尤为重要。作品中神龟雕塑精细在海浪中腾起,向后转头,与背后的灵蛇相对。两者各自拥有庞大力量感,却又相处融洽,体现和谐。
 
Serenity of the Xuanwu
Waters still and clear, bright sun within pure clouds. The north star offers guidance, establishing tranquility in heaven and earth. The fecund light of spring shines on all, for good feng shui.
玄武和安
水静犹明,日朗云清;北辰星拱, 亁坤和泰。万事俱备春光盈,好风水。
Item No.:
PEA116.ADABR
Color:
Violet / Red Clear
Size (L×W×H):
28.3*16*46.5 cm
Material:
Crystal Glass
Technique:
Pate de Verre
Limited Edition:
298 pieces (Worldwide)
* Note: As the art pieces are individually hand-made, the color and dimensions will vary slightly.

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