Grand Bloom of Fulfillment - World Largest Outdoor LIULI Water Fountain
GRAND BLOOM OF FULFILLMENT
LIULI PUBLIC ART AT PAVILION CRYSTAL FOUNTAIN
Design, Production: Loretta Hui-shan Yang, LIULIGONGFANG
Hibiscus is the national flower of Malaysia, it is opulent and progressive, it is passionate, it is the goodness in life. Converging water comes from all direction, an endless source everlasting its flourishes and prospers. Referencing “three”, The Chinese Book of Changes proclaims: from one comes two, from two comes three. From three comes all living creatures. Three layers, representing the three overlapping nationalities that comprise the complex Malaysian culture.
Liuli artist Loretta Hui-shan Yang designs Pavilion Crystal Fountain (Grand Bloom of Fulfillment) for FIABCI Prix D’Excellence – Best Retail Centre award winner, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. This is Loretta Hui-shan Yang’s first liuli outdoor public sculptural fountain. On 4 July 2009, the fountain was officially opened by Tourism Minister, YB Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen.
Accomplishment of the Pavilion Crystal Fountain is the artist‘s breakthrough in creation, surmounting limitations in size and unifying the beauty of liuli colours and latest lighting technology. In her hands, it becomes another annotation. Pavilion Crystal Fountain surpasses current development in liuli art, becoming world’s first lighted liuli public art. This fountain becomes Kuala Lumpur’s another public landmark.
Pavilion Crystal Fountain
The fountain features the Bloom of Hibiscus, the national flower of Malaysia, a symbol of opulence, passion and progression. The three bowls represent Malaysia’s multiracial culture living harmoniously in unity and ascending to signify the growing aspirations of the people. The water converges from all directions, an endless source of blessings and prosperity. This crystal glass fountain bestows luminous wealth upon the city and the nation. The essence of this fountain is a reflection of our Prime Minister’s “1 Malaysia” vision.
Loretta Hui-shan Yang & Liuligongfang’s breakthrough in creation
Since 1987, Loretta Hui-shan Yang dive into Liuli art and founded Liuligongfang, her painstaking research successfully revive Chinese pate-de-verre. She has never falter in these years and rooting Chinese traditional culture as a basis, she made use of the crystalline characteristics of liuli to interpret life’s philosophies.
Today, Loretta Hui-shan Yang once more daringly explore the techniques and expression of Liuli, using cold-work and supersizing embossed liuli and break through the current size of the kiln. To-date, the world’s largest liuli art is 1.5 to 2m, while ‘Grand Bloom of Fulfillment’ biggest diameter is 3.5m! In terms of the medium, never-before-seen using silicon carbide which the hardness is only slightly inferior to that of a diamond.
Powdered liuli hibiscus looks like a single color from far, but yet nearer, it has rich colors that is made up of different colored fine sand which made the flower so life-like, like a picturesque of liuli sands.
Loretta Hui-shan Yang expressed, “20 years of pate-de-verre, let us realize, only with powdered liuli sands can we display such an effect. Of course, it is the most intensive technique in these 20 years. From design to production, the two years spend was far from expected.”
The entire production of the fountain, gathering the team of the best designers and engineers in Liuligongfang, Loretta Hui-shan Yang personally supervises the entire progress. From the production in Shanghai to Malaysia’s installation progress, amidst her busy schedule, her stay in Kuala Lumpur made sure she can view the progress day and night.
Blessings from The Pavilion Crystal Fountain
Floral creation is Loretta Hui-shan Yang’s expression of life cycle. Her unique feminine touch and interpretation shows through her recent years on international exhibitions such as Capazza Gallery in France, Leo Kaplan Museum in New York etc. In 2008, her debut exhibition of “The Proof of Awareness” in United States received overwhelming response. It was acquired by professional glass museum, Corning Museum of Glass and New York Arts and Design Museum. Loretta Hui-shan Yang is the first Chinese whose art was collected by both museums at the same time.
Her determination in her creation, each art work brimming with the artist’s passion for life. The Pavilion Crystal Fountain flows endlessly and set a new page in the land of Malaysia.