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 its appeal to this fluid sculpture. Hibiscus wood exhibits colors ranging from white to light gray, dark gray or even black heartwood. This natural occurrence can rarely be replicated, making each carving exceptionally unique. Please expect slight differences in wood grain color and distribution patterns. Theme and artistic quality remain the same.
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
Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
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 ...
Totally abstract, the figures of a
couple come together in a bond of the heart. Wayan Rendah portrays the graceful couple in suar wood, suggesting their affection and deep love. About the Artist: Wayan Rendah's father began teaching him to sculpt when he ...
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 ...