Contemporary Canadian Jewellery and Art

Lin Xu

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Gourd (Hulu) Series #7 2016

Stoneware, coil built and hand carved, wood fired to cone

11 x 12"

These pieces are results of the artist's ongoing series which draws inspirations from the gourd (hulu 葫芦), which Ancient Chinese regarded to be a symbol of prosperity and good luck as it is prolific in fruits and seeds. It is also believed to be a charm to ward off evil spirits and disease, as well as a symbol of longevity.

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