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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 ...
The sinuous coils of a serpent
poise as though to strike, yet the face is that of a woman. Wayan Rendah explores the Balinese legend that says humans can transform their bodies into the animal of their choice. Smooth, blonde hibiscus wood lends ...
Largely nocturnal, the owl stares with
wide eyes that see in the dark. Wayan Rendah sculpts the feathered hunter in exquisite detail. Strong toes and sharp talons grasp tall branches and seize its prey when the crested owl swoops earthward on powerful wings. ...