Clutching an apple, a baby chimpanzee crouches close to his mother. She lays a protective hand on his furry shoulder. Wayan Rendah meticulously carves the intelligent primates, expertly detailing each simian feature.
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
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 ...
Lost in dreams, a woman appears
in a moment of reflection. Her slender contours seduce the viewer, accentuated by the grain of hand carved suar wood. Sculpted by Wayan Rendah, this is a study of feminine grace. About the Artist: Wayan Rendah's father ...
Talking on a mobile phone, a
young chimpanzee expertly steers his car through traffic. Wayan Rendah carefully carves the intelligent primate, expertly detailing each simian feature. The whimsical suar wood portrait is sure to evoke a smile. About the Artist: Wayan Rendah's father ...