Collection: The Nine Ding of Profound Virtue
The symbolism in this piece from “The Nine Ding of Profound Virtue” pervades the artwork’s composition in both outward boldness and inward contemplation, testifying to the everlasting truth of a simple virtue that stands to the test of time and is seen repeated in traditions. “Ding of Mutual Respect” stands erect, strongly suggesting far-reaching hopes and aspirations. Inversely, the taotie motif etched in the hollow relief in the transparent interior symbolizes a gentle love for the heavens and all living things on Earth. The piece alludes to outward bluntness as well as sincere respect that comes from a humble gentleness. Both themes compliment one another for an immensely bold and mighty form.
願而恭，心有大志且謙遜莊重。 所以在《願而恭》的整體設計上， 厚實圓體所象徵的志向， 與饕餮圖紋象徵的謙遜敬慎， 最後交匯成兩個鼎上加鼎， 錦上添花的的美好祝願。