Sitting with arms and legs entwined, a couple says goodbye, their long farewell drawn out until the last possible moment. The warm grain of suar wood and cool abstracted line make this proud signature work a masterpiece of contemporary Balinese art.
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
Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
Rich wood grains intensify the beauty
of this elegant statuette. Lovingly sculpted with graceful line and smooth contours, it depicts Mary. The Virgin holds little Jesus close to her heart in an exquisite carving by Wayan Rendah. About the Artist: Wayan Rendah's father ...
Wayan Rendah has captures the spiritual
qualities of a beautiful Janger dancer via the gentle swaying movements of this traditional Balinese dance. The Janger is performed by twelve young girls and twelve young boys who sit in opposing rows, taking turns in singing ...
Superbly carved from Balinese suar wood,
a figure reaches skyward with heart and body. Wayan Rendah depicts a person in prayer. Abstract line and sleek contours distinguish this masterful sculpture. About the Artist: Wayan Rendah's father began teaching him to sculpt when he ...