Conveying Compassion and Wisdom through the Face

From acclaimed actor to liuli novice,

Loretta H. Yang harbored a dream

to revive the 2,100 year old lost art of Chinese liuli casting.

She risked it all.

Seared in her memory are the early years spent

squatting by the gulley behind the workshop.

She recalls how all apprehension, difficulty and unrest

faded into the background as she carved out

compassion in the face of Buddha.

She recalls her heart gradually entering

the realm of tranquility.

 

This is Yang’s first sculpture –

Second Vow of the Medicine Buddha.

 

To convey compassion and wisdom through an expression

was what she hoped to achieve.

This sculpture signifies the beginning

of her journey into liuli Buddha sculpture.


用一張面孔,訴說慈悲智慧

從亞洲影后到琉璃創作,創業初期

為了復興失傳二千一百年的脫蠟鑄造法

變賣房產,負債高達七千五百萬

在最艱難的日子裡

沒有任何雕塑背景的楊惠姍

蹲在工作室外的黑水溝旁

所有對生命的焦慮、困惑、不安

在塑佛慈悲面容的過程中

心中漸漸得到前所未有的平靜

 

這是楊惠姍的第一件作品

《第二大願》,一個佛陀頭像

 

用一張面孔,訴說慈悲智慧

是楊惠姍心裡的想法

也是琉璃佛像創作之路的開始

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