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 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
Portrayed in the asanas yoga movement,
this seated yogi is the creation of master wood carver Wayan Rendah. Yoga is a disciplined practice offering mental and physical health for the body's hormonal balance. Extolling the virtues of yoga, Rendah sculpts this yogi in ...
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 ...
The tenets of Buddhism that a
wholesome existence guided by understanding, contemplation, and concentration will release a person from the painful cycle of life and death inspire Wayan Rendah in the creation of this sculpture. Smooth details accentuate the smooth head and portly ...