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. Rendah captures the creature's majestic beauty 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.
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Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
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 ...
A lovers' embrace imbues this sculpture
with the power of intimacy. Holding each other tight, their bodies blend into the fascinating grain of suar wood. Wayan Rendah passionately carves the intertwined bodies of the loving couple. His exquisite artistry defines every detail of ...
Performing a dance of love, this
image of a woman seduces with abstract charm. Her posture is akin to a traditional Balinese dance while she forms heart figures with her posturing arms. Wayan Rendah carves this statuette with a flowing sense of aesthetic ...