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The way of 'liuli'

The man and the woman behind the liuli phenomenon left the film industry to find spiritual inspiration through making glass

By Diana Freundl  /  STAFF REPORTER

Her religious faith provided the origin for a series of Buddha and Bodhisattva statues titled Formless, But Not Without Form and another based on the Diamond Prajna Sutra, The Flowers are Beautiful and The Moon is Full. Her most prized project is an unfinished piece she began three years ago, which when completed will be a 4m high sculpture of the Chinese Bodhisattva Guan Yin.

Guan Yin of a Thousand Arms and Eye is an 18-year project that epitomizes Yang's devotion to both Buddhism and glass art. Unlike her sudden departure from the film screen several years ago, she claimed no intentions of abandoning her current profession.

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