With arms around each other, their bodies take on the shape of the wedding rings they have just exchanged. This graceful tribute to marriage comes from Wayan Rendah. He sculpts the lovely couple in Balinese suar wood.
About the Artist: Wayan Rendah's father began teaching him to sculpt when he was a boy. 'Balinese woodcarving touches me very deeply. I have learned a variety of arts in Bali, such as gamelan dance, but carving a piece of wood gives me an incomparable sensation,' he says. 'After I finished school, I studied further because I needed more experience, and the tools and material I needed were beyond my financial reach. Exploring the abstract world refreshes my mind in creating new carvings.'
The Wayan Rendah Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Wayan Rendah in Indonesia. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
Hand crafted Artisan quality
Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
The slender supple forms of a
couple romancing are expertly rendered by master carver, Wayan Rendah. This abstract artwork has been created from the beautiful noble wood known as suar. This piece represents a new creativity and the fusion of style that results ...
Clutching an apple, a baby chimpanzee
crouches close to his mother. She lays a protective hand on his furry shoulder. Wayan Rendah meticulously carves the intelligent primates, expertly detailing each simian feature. About the Artist: Wayan Rendah's father began teaching him to sculpt ...
Coiled in expectant anticipation, a serpent
inspires this striking sculpture. Wayan Rendah recreates the rippling texture of snakeskin in a supple work. Carved by hand in suar wood, it realistically conjures powerful contours and reptilian fangs. About the Artist: Wayan Rendah's father began ...