Landscape Porcelain Apple

Taikkun Li
  • Landscape Porcelain Apple
  • Landscape Porcelain Apple
  • Landscape Porcelain Apple
  • Landscape Porcelain Apple
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This porcelain apple features a tranquil mountain scene that inspires daydreaming. The scene itself is a fantasy, based on the artist's imagination and love for nature. Landscape painting is one of the highest forms of Chinese art. The word for landscape in Chinese is "山水" which translates to "mountains and water." Landscape art in the home contributes to the feng shui of the environment, because it reinforces the balance and hamony found in nature.

Taikkun Li, whose work was recently selected to represent the contemporary evolution of Chinese ceramics at the University of New Mexico Museum, is a well-respected multimedia artist. Created by the artist for Pagoda Red, this series of hand-painted porcelain apples was fired at the traditional Chinese imperial kilns in Jingdezhen. In traditional Chinese culture, apples are symbols of peace, because the Mandarin words for both sound similar. This apple is painted with a landscape scene, generally believed to communicate the natural balance and harmony of the universe. Each apple is signed by the artist.

Taikkun Li chose the shape of an apple because an apple, pronounced "ping guo" in Chinese, is a symbol of luck and prosperity. It is Taikkun's hope that all who receive one of his porcelain apples will experience peace, balance, and positive energy in their home each day, whether they are admiring the apple on a shelf or holding it in their hands and enjoying the texture and shape.

Taikkun Li is an interdisciplinary artist and designer who works in industrial design, fine arts, ceramics, film, video and data visualization. He holds a BFA in Sculpture from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received a full Merit Trustee Scholarship. Li creates pieces inspired by traditional Chinese blue and white porcelain ware, adding his own contemporary style through unexpected or satirical forms and iconography. Li’s work has been shown at Milan Design Week, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology in Albuquerque and UNESCO Beijing. He has also apprenticed under the renowned Canadian designer and architect Bruce Mau. He currently lives and works in Silicon Valley, California, pursuing projects that incorporate both art and technology. 

  • Porcelain
  • 10 high x 12 deep
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Landscape Porcelain Apple
Landscape Porcelain Apple
Landscape Porcelain Apple
Landscape Porcelain Apple