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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Kneeling gracefully, a woman gazes intently
at her own two hands, reading the lines in her palms to get a glimpse of the future. The voluptuous woman wears only a necklace and a sarong, revealing a mature body. Wayan Rendah sculpts the beautiful ...
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 ...
Soaring line and contemporary style bring
elegance to this statuette by Wayan Rendah. Carved from richly grained suar wood, it depicts a kiss that communicates both deep affection and passion. The artist celebrates the physical and spiritual manifestations of love in an exquisite ...