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Available sculpture by Vivian Wang October 2018

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  Monkey Tales, 2018 SOLD
24 x 33 x 15""
Cast Glass, Stoneware Gemstones, Steel Base
$42,800
 
 
             
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      Monkey Tales, 2018 SOLD
( Detail )
Includes: Citrine, Garnet, Moonstone, Crystal, Faux Pearl
     
             

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  Big Sister, 2018
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Includes:
Iolite, Garnet, Moonstone,
Mother of Pearl, Crystal, Faux Pearl
  Big Sister, 2018
28 x 13 x 13"
Cast Glass, Stoneware
Gemstones, Steel Base
$28,800
  Big Sister, 2018
( Detail ) 
Includes:
Iolite, Garnet, Moonstone,
Mother of Pearl, Crystal, Faux Pearl
 
             
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  Yellow Sister, 2018
Red Sister, 2018 SOLD
Includes:
Moonstone, Citrine,
Garnet, Crystal
  Yellow Sister, 2018
$21,800
Red Sister, 2018 SOLD
24 x 22 x 11"
Cast Glass, Stoneware
Gemstones, Steel Base
  Yellow Sister, 2018
Red Sister, 2018 SOLD
Includes:
Moonstone, Citrine,
Garnet, Crystal
 
             
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  Brothers, 2018
( Detail )
Iolite, Garnet,
Moonstone, Crystal
  Brothers, 2018 SOLD
23 x 21 x 10"
Cast Glass, Stoneware
Gemstones, Steel Base
$34,800
  Brothers, 2018
( Detail )
Iolite, Garnet,
Moonstone, Crystal
 
             
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  Kabuki Queen, 2018
( Detail )
Includes:
Citrine, Moonstone,
Crystal, Gold Leaf
  Kabuki Queen, 2018 SOLD
28 x 13 x 11"
Cast Glass, Stoneware
Gemstones, Steel Base
$28,800
  Kabuki Queen, 2018
( Detail )
Includes:
Citrine, Moonstone,
Crystal, Gold Leaf
 
             
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  Big Brother, 2018
( Detail )
Includes:
Moonstone, Peridot,
Garnet, Iolite, Crystal
  Big Brother, 2018 SOLD
24 x 27 x 8"
Cast Glass, Stoneware
Gemstones, Steel Base
$38,800
  Big Brother, 2018
( Detail )
Includes:
Moonstone, Peridot,
Garnet, Iolite, Crystal
 


Vivian has shared her thoughts about each work:

 

Sisters and Brothers:

   

1. “Monkey Tales” “Monkey Tales” portrays three siblings posing for their court portrait as the eldest tells stories from the legends of the Monkey King. She is shown holding her monkey doll, a representation of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. The Monkey King is featured in a body of legends which can be traced to the Song Dynasty in the 10th century. According to one legend, Sun Wukong was born from a stone and acquired deity-like supernatural powers. He was immortal and had command over the heavens and seas and other animals. One of the most enduring Chinese literary characters, Sun Wukong has a varied background and colorful cultural history. The three children portrayed are from the 17th century Qing Dynasty. China was then under Manchurian rule with a culture that heavily influenced the fashion of the time. The little boy is wearing a tunic with an “apron” front. The elder sister is wearing a dress with a large "bib yoke” and the younger sister a garment featuring a prominent asymmetrical neckline. These were all very popular styles during the Qing Dynasty.

 

 2. Big SisterThe Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799) was the sixth emperor of the Qing Dynasty.  He ruled China from 1735 to 1796.  Among his ten daughters were He Jia and He Jing. He Jia was the daughter of the Imperial Noble Consort Chun Hui. He Jing’s mother was the Empress Xiao Yi Chun. “Big Sister” portrays these girls when one was thirteen and the other 2 years old.  They are shown in a formal court pose, wearing imperial Qing dresses decorated with elaborate wide collar bibs and narrow skirts. Discrepancies in the ages of daughters and sons was common as the Emperor begat children with many women, including his wife, the Empress, several step Empresses without titles and many Noble Consorts or concubines. Any one of their sons could be chosen by the Emperor to be his successor. As for imperial daughters, the emperors usually married them to Manchu high officials or to the elite of other ethnic groups in order to buy support and cooperation. Imperial daughters thus played a significant role in shaping Qing territory and stabilizing Manchu rule.

 

 3. “Sisters” “Sisters” portrays two young ladies sporting ornate hats and bicolor kimono sleeves similar to those of festival dancers. The sisters are dressed to attend the Awa Adori Festival, the largest dance festival in Japan, attracting over 1.3 million tourists every year. A great many of the Japanese festivals, Matsuri, celebrate rice growing, the very foundation of Japanese culture. Others honor the guardian deities of clans, villages, towns and districts. Hundreds of dancers and musicians participated in these festivals where groups as large as 100 would dance in unison along the streets of towns and cities. Dressed in colorful costumes and hats, they would dance for hours at a time.

4. “Brothers” “Brothers” portrays two child emperors during the downfall of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) in ancient China. Their father, Emperor Gong, surrendered to the Mongol Empire in 1276 after the fall of the Song capital, Linan. Zhao Shi and his seventh brother, Zhao Bing, escaped southward to Fujian Province. Zhao Shi was then enthroned as the new emperor. In 1278, while fleeing from the Mongols again, Zhao Shi almost drowned falling from a ship and died of illness soon after. This occurred in 1278 when he was 9 years old. He was succeeded by his brother, Zhao Bing. There was much turmoil and battles during Zhao Bing’s short reign. On March 19, 1279, after realizing all was lost, Lu Xiufu, Zhao Bing’s guardian, carried the emperor Zhao Bing to a cliff where they committed suicide by throwing themselves into the sea. Zhao Bings death marked the end of the song Dynasty. He was 7 years old.

5. “Kabuki Queen” For some time now, my work has been heavily influenced by the costumes of Kabuki theater, stylized dance-dramas reflecting ancient Japanese culture. Kabuki performances, often 3 or 4 hours long, tell stories of romance and morality. Begun in the 17th century, Kabuki is still performed today. For me, the lavish costumes are its most stunning characteristic. In ancient times, as well as today, no expense is spared in creating elaborate and extravagant costumes, often with gold and silver thread. Kabuki theater today is dominated by 68-year-old actor, Bando Tamasaburo. A celebrated “Onnagata,” an actor specializing in female roles, he is currently the most popular Kabuki performer in Japan and internationally. After viewing hundreds of photos of Bando dressed in beautiful and flamboyant costumes on the Kabuki stage, I created “Kabuki Queen,” a luxurious piece embodying elegance and drama. In addition to gemstones, I have now added gold leaf as a way to give even more opulence to my sculpture. “Kabuki Queen” is the first of my new Diva series.


6. “Big Brother” “Big Brother” portrays a young girl and her older brother watching the spectacle of a Japanese Festival. Their kimonos were designed to emulate the festival costumes of the dancers. Japanese Festivals, Matsuri, were elaborate celebrations with spectacular displays of costume, color and age-old ritual. Participants would summon the gods down to earth to mingle and rejoice with them. Even today, Japan enjoys more festivals than any other country in the world.

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