Crystal Buddha, Hechang Guanyin, "Light Exists Because of Love" (Collector's Edition)


Material: Crystal Glass
Technique: Pate de Verre
Size: 1.3" X 1.8" X 5.9"
Limited Edition: 3,000 pieces (Worldwide)
Note: As the art pieces are individually hand-made, the color and dimensions will vary slightly.

The Collection: Light Exists Because of Love | Buddha Sculptures & Figurines

Design Concept:

This is a Guanyin figurine inspired by the Hechang Guanyin (Clasped Palm Guanyin) in collector's edition (5.9" height) vs the regular version (10.9" height)Clasped palms are used to center the mind, show reverence, and display resolve to release the world from suffering. As this miniature Buddha figurine leans forward in an expression of compassion for all beings, a brilliant halo emanates from her head in concentric circles. Her robe falls around her like gentle water in harmony with the abstract pedestal forming the base of this piece of Buddha décor. The whole crystal Buddha figurine is suffused with shimmering brightness and tranquility.

"Yang has developed a glasswork technique which gives full expression to the richness of Eastern philosophy. Inspired by the cardinal virtues of wisdom and compassion, and utilizing an artistic language which combines substance and emptiness, her work reflects the passage in the Diamond Sutra which reads, “All conditioned things are like a dream, an illusion, a bubble, a shadow.” This piece was produced using a combination of lost-wax casting (pâte de verre) and hot-pour casting. First, a Buddha image formed through pâte de verre is heated and placed within a sand mold. Next, molten glass is poured into the same mold, sealed, and left to set. The result is a chimerical image enclosed in transparent glass, producing a poetic effect suggestive of the ephemeral nature of the world. In 2017 several pieces in this series [GJ(U1] were acquired by the Museum of Decorative Arts (Musée des Arts Décoratifs) in Paris, becoming the first acquisition of Chinese glass art in its century-old collection. More than merely the masterful execution of the lost-wax casting technique, each piece produced by Yang is a manifestation of her sense of mission, philosophy of life, and insight into the teachings of Buddhism."