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.