From ancient times to the present, there have been many kinds of frames for pictures, paintings, and other forms of art. There have been frames in the baroque style, frames made from tree bark, striped frames, frames with Chinese style carved flowers, gold or silver plated frames, etc. However, there have not been frames whose substance imitates various natural elements. In order to change the art of frames in this world so that people could bask in the delight of art that is in harmony with nature, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu created sculpted art frames in the style of various natural elements. Examples of this include frames made in the style of ganoderma lucidum (a type of hard dark brown fungus supposed to possess supernatural powers), tropical plants that wind around trees, coral, ancient-looking unearthed cultural relics, white and green jade, and winding vines.
The key to this is that H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, through His Holinesss wisdom and inner realization vidya powers, applies to these frames the four great impermanent elements of earth, water, fire, and wind. His Holiness thereby creates frames whose material and structure appear to be created by nature itself. Actually, these frames look more real and natural than the real natural elements themselves. We will only give two examples that demonstrate this point. One is the faux ganoderma lucidum art frames and the other is the faux green jade art frames.
The ganoderma lucidum art frames are formed by putting together many of those hard mushroom-type fungi. Of course, such frames are not composed of real ganoderma lucidum. Rather, the ganoderma lucidum in such frames are created from carving and application of colors. The shapes of the ganoderma lucidum are connected together on the wooden frame to form an exquisite, integrated shape. Those ganoderma lucidum have the same color, air, and shape of real ganoderma lucidum. Furthermore, rare thousand-year-old ganoderma lucidum, old hundred-year-old ganoderma lucidum, and new tender ganoderma lucidum are interconnected to form an elegant and charming appearance. Many ganoderma lucidum mushroom caps and mushroom stems are interconnected in a beautifully rhythmic manner. The interchange between substance and emptiness, highness and lowness, largeness and smallness, and thickness and thinness creates a highly elegant appearance. This is where the charming style of these Yun Sculpture frames lies.
The styles, hues, and shapes of the ganoderma lucidum seem to change in an extraordinary manner. Additionally, each frame embodies twelve characteristics: enrapturing beauty, charming grace, oldness with strength, an ancient look, an appealing and natural fragmentary look, an attractive weathered look, real-looking spots, rareness, elegance, a powerful air, a bold and vigorous quality, and a simple yet majestic manner. These are the twelve characteristics by which one can distinguish between real and counterfeit Yun Sculpture frames composed of carved ganoderma lucidum. They also are the reasons why the sculptures of H.H. Dorje Chang Budddha III are peerless.
These Yun Sculpture frames composed of carved ganoderma lucidum provide artistic beauty for all to appreciate. Moreover, the ganoderma lucidum is a very auspicious symbol that is said to embody the spirit of everything. It represents riches, honor, and splendor. Among some of the special features of these frames worth appreciating are their bold and vigorous style, an extraordinary quality that transcends the mundane, and a rich rustic and ethnic air. These frames contain and exhibit the extensive knowledge of their creator. It would be difficult for even famous people to find one of these frames to hang on the wall of their home. That is because each such frame is unique in the entire world. Each one is a matchless, rare treasure.
Everyone knows that green jade is the highest grade jade. A piece the size of ones palm has already become something rare in this world. However, the faux green jade art frames of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, each side of which is a few feet, seem to be carved entirely out of green jade. Moreover, they look like they were made out of old green jade that has no defects. Arent these tantamount to wonderful treasures that have fallen from heaven? Of course, this earthly world does not have such beautiful green jade. It can only come into existence through the carving knife of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.
The faux green jade art frames created by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III have an ancient-looking green jade color to them that is steady and elegant. This color is not stale or old-fashioned in the least. Rather, it is a natural combination of refined blackish green and sprightly verdant, although there is not much verdant hue. This color expresses the essence of old jade that has slowly matured over thousands of years, with a vigorous and spirited quality that is clearly seen. This refined green jade color will every now and again reveal a lustrous white, like the color of the feathers of immortal cranes. Such a mixture of hues truly transcends all traces of the mundane.