The sculpture A Rock of Horizontal Charm is a masterpiece of Yun Sculpture, embodying the spirit of an art surpassing the beauty of nature, created by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III for humankind. Derived from an art form created by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III that possesses beauty beyond nature’s, it has attained a realm –never before seen in human history – of artistry transcending nature, originating an art form in this world that is irreplicable by any craftsman or high technology.
Granted, more than ten years ago, we had already heard someone call a particular sculpture a “peerless treasure.” To speak truthfully, however, we could not concur with such an appellation. “Peerless” is not a word to use lightly. Only that which is truly in a league of its own in the world can properly be called peerless. A “peerless treasure” must attain the pinnacle of unrivaled preciousness in order to be so named. From ancient times to the present, how many sculptures can truly be christened a peerless treasure? It can be said that not even one can be found. Even the He Shi Bi (the Jade Disc of He), recorded in history as a treasure of monumental value, does not fit the title of “peerless treasure,” since it is completely replicable— and if it can be replicated, it is not unique; if it is not unique, it is not peerless. In fact, any master sculptor’s magnum opus can be recreated and, on this basis alone, is unfit to be designated a “peerless treasure”!
Our most indelible encounter with the appellation of “peerless treasure” came in 2017, when we saw the sculpture A Rock of Horizontal Charm for the first time. We were immediately awestruck, and in the moment we were simply moved to praise it from the heart, unable to find the most appropriate laurel with which to crown it, and could only pronounce that the laurel of “peerless treasure” belongs to no other! Therefore, this museum has named the room in which A Rock of Horizontal Charm is exhibited, “Peerless Treasure.” Just how remarkable is this sculpture? We must acknowledge that its extraordinary charm and beauteous spirit exceeds the highest realm of human sculpture, and truly manifests
Endless changes of spirit and feelings unfold
Mysterious motions envelop wonders untold
Only in heaven is such a presence found
No handiwork of artisan earthly bound
This divine sculpture is ranked the first, as the “emperor,” and will be shown to the public for the first time; while the second-ranked empress, Mystery of Lovely Colors, is exhibited in the Treasury of the International Art Museum of America; and the fourth-ranked little princess Yellow Yellow has been hailed by a viewer —during its exhibition at the Gold Room of a Congressional House office building on Capitol Hill— as “a gift from God to mankind.” These Wondrous Multicolored Sculptures are treasures of art irreplicable by any craftsman, expert, or high technology.
For the first time in the world, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has created an irreplicable art, and one can only say that when the Yun Sculpture appears, the most gorgeous jewels of the world lose their luster, just as the stars all pale against the resplendent moon. Its beauty is truly soul-enrapturing.