This artistic rendition of a vase symbol comes from the “Ashtamangala”—or “The Eight Fortunes.” The artwork here is among eight others in the LIULI mini-series “Eight Auspicious Offerings” that alludes to ancient literature endemic to Buddhism as well as Jainism and Hinduism. The vase itself incorporates message of infinite lessons and teachings in life and represents the luck of longevity, wealth, health, and wisdom. In LIULI’s glasswork interpretation, the art piece radiates an illuminating aura of golden amber, carved in exquisite details of low relief.
Like the gentle sun’s warmth loyally and steadfastly rising to greet the horizon of the morning. Breath baited with the hope and anticipation of a new day and all the possibilities it can bring. Amber light rays slowly disperse and spread across the earth. Warming and welcoming her companion.
The crystal lotus in feng shui is known to assist in reversing the tide of negative energy and misfortune while promoting inner serenity and contentment. The lotus, called ‘Lian Hua’ in Chinese, is one of the eight symbols of the Ashtamangala. All symbols of Ashtamangala represent aspects or ideas behind enlightenment and are commonly used to convey various moralities and concepts. Using the crystal lotus in feng shui is also said to help to promote healthy and balanced family relationships within the home.
In feng shui, it is recommended to place your crystal lotus sculpture in a central room for the greatest result, specifically the living room. It can also be placed adjacent or near a window to channel the light and positive energy that flows and exists always around and surrounding us like the warm embrace and caring arms of a loved one.
“The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.”
– Buddhist Proverb