Stretching together, companions practice yoga as a true dynamic duo. They modify the uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) by clasping arms around one another. Wayan Rendah finds a harmonious composition in the symmetrical flexing of limbs and muscles as he expertly carves 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
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