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A sense of speed and determination burst forth from this statuette as Made Mudana captures the beauty of a racing horse. The contour of its muscles is well marked; the horse's lineage is evident. Mudana carves this statuette by hand from sono wood with expressive detail, capturing the horse's strength and elegance. Please expect a slight variation in the wood's grain.
About the Artist: "When I see a log, an image has already installed itself in my mind. Then, I carve out the parts not needed. "My father taught me how to carve when I was just ten years old - I had no formal training in art at that time. In Bali, traditions and culture pass on from generation to generation. We learn and play together with peers. The elders teach and guide us patiently. Everything goes on naturally with the freedom of art. However, each of us has individual talent that grows in its distinct way. Artwork is very different when made without machinery. I have to follow the grain and shape of the wood, print the figure in, and take it out piece by piece. The form appears gradually until it becomes the desired one. I now work with five artists who are my students and family."
The Made Mudana Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Made Mudana in Indonesia. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
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