Heavenly Pineis a three-inlayruyi, or ceremonial scepter, fashioned using LIULI's signaturepâte de verretechnique. It depicts a hardy pine tree growing out of a boulder which forms the base of theruyi. The head of theruyiis a cluster of pine needles that fans out from the trunk. The evergreen needles of the pine tree figurine symbolize vitality and auspiciousness, and the sculpture conveys wishes for longevity, peace and health, making it an excellent gift for a close friend. The needles are rendered with LIULI's usual attention to detail, and the complex shades of color throughout the trunk catch the eye, inviting further study and contemplation.
Standing tall and proud, the pine never cowers against the harsh cold. Face the heavens with immeasurable determination and purpose as a fresh breeze blows across four seasons of spring.