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.
Hand crafted Artisan quality
Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
Buddha sits on a lotus throne
meditating in enviable inner peace. His inspiring presence is richly detailed, with every fold of his cloak and lotus petal marked with admirable expertise. Master carver Wayan Rendah highlights his reverence for the Buddhist faith with a ...
Hissing a warning, a serpent rises
from tight coils in a gesture of protection. Wayan Rendah recreates the rippling texture of snakeskin in a supple work. Carved by hand of suar wood, it realistically captures the powerful contours and reptilian fangs of a ...
A male eagle stands with sharp
eyes and an elegant demeanor demonstrating its sheer beauty and the majesty of its stature. Wayan Rendah created this piece in suar wood, a beautiful wood which bestows the piece with rich hues. The bill is open ...