Crystal Bird, Owl, This Lifetime-Lanyu Scops Owl


Design Concept:

A bird that calls for happiness

In Japan, owls are seen as birds that call for happiness because in the Japanese pronunciation of owl, Fukurou, means, “let's be happy” hence a bird of good fortune.

As part of the highly limited 2013 collection “Believe and You shall See,” this art piece pays homage to the studio’s Formosan roots with a nod of the head to an animal many hold dear to their hearts.  In many cultures around the world, owls are interpreted as an omen of good fortune and blessing.  They can be seen as wise, nurturing, or prophetic.  To the many peoples of Taiwan, owls hold special sentiments—ranging from a guiding light in the night (to the Atayal indigenous) to a guardian of mothers and newborns (to the Bunun people).  LIULI’s Lanyu scops owl is seen here alighted on a branch, their plumage glowing softly against what seems to be a starry night and the vague shape of a moon.  The piece is purposefully subtle and gives the impression of a whisper—a reminder to live mindfully and see the beauty around you.

This Lifetime - Lanyu Scops Owl

I give to you this pair of incubating wings,
Observe as yesterday’s me grows into today’s you.

Blanket the forest with moonlight,
Observe the wind blowing across the leisurely blooms of your memory.

With you at my side,
I confide the dreams of the stars above.

一生一世 - 蘭嶼角鴞




Item No.:



7.7" L x 2.7" D x 8.4" H inches


Crystal Glass


Pate de Verre

Limited Edition:

500 pieces (Worldwide)

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