Handmade Piece Of Me Wood Sculpture (Indonesia)

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Handmade Piece Of Me Wood Sculpture (Indonesia)

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A Balinese groom in full wedding regalia is depicted in this exquisite sculpture. Hand-carved from suar wood by Wayan Rendah, this statue exhibits a Balinese groom serenely at prayer. It is customary to find the bride and groom at prayer with their families prior to the wedding ceremony.

Product Features
  • Wood grain and color can vary slightly
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Signed by the artist
  • Package Includes : Wood sculpture
  • County Of Origin : Indonesia
  • Colors : Brown
  • Material : Suar wood
  • Dimensions : 13.5" H x 7.5" W x 6" D

Story behind the art :I have learned a variety of arts in Bali, such as gamelan dance, but carving a piece of wood gives me an incomparable sensation.At first, I sold my statues to the sellers in the art market and at small shops. After I finished school, I studied with Wayan Purna so as to have a stronger foundation to build upon, because even at a young age I knew that what I wanted was to be able to create the ideas I had in my head. But to do this I needed more experience, and the tools and material I needed were beyond my financial reach.My ideas were unconventional at the time - developing abstract figures inspired by the form and texture of the piece of wood I had selected, combining traditional themes with modern poses and more sensual shapes.As time went by I was able to bring out my ideas by selecting different types of wood and concentrating on the themes that could satisfy my creative desires. Exploring the abstract world refreshes my mind in creating new carvings. The mind and inspiration are two amazing things that encourage me to create special works of art. Wood has certain special characteristics that I would sacrifice if I worked with another medium like stone, which is not easily broken and produces very specific effects.I am married to a beautiful woman who helps me arrange my works to be exhibited in my small place and find new sources of inspiration. Since joining Novica, I have been able to continue to express my ideas and to support my family, and my work can be seen outside Bali. I am very grateful for this, because this is my strongest desire: to be able to create and share the ideas I have and support my family.Times were so hard before I joined Novica. I couldn't afford to pay the hospital for my wife giving birth to our daughter. I had to give up my motorbike, the only thing we had left, to pay the hospital and take my wife and daughter back home. God answered my prayer, and here I am now living happily with my wife, a daughter, and a son. Regular income from Novica means so much to the life of my family, and the lives of other carvers in our village - I am now working with 20 carvers! We started with nothing. Now we have savings, and are building houses. My place is full of statues we're working on for Novica customers. Two or three times per week I visit Novica to deliver our finished sculptures, and to get paid for what has sold. It feels as though the Novica office is my own office, yet I don't have to pay for Novica, or Novica's employees, or any packaging or shipping expenses. I just get 24 hours of promotion every day, internationally. This is funny story that once happened to me. I had finished a statue and a tourist wanted to buy it, but after close inspection I noticed one finger was missing from its hand. I was mortified; I gave back the money for it and said I was sorry but that the statue was not for sale. I still have it as a reminder."


The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.

Imported
Country of Origin: Indonesia

Specifications

Item #
33121213
Material
Suar Wood
Type
Sculptures
Season or Holiday
All Seasons
Color
Brown
Commercial
Yes
Product Features
Handmade
Worldstock
Worldstock
Dimensions
2.0 In. X 4.3 In. X 12.0 In.
Model Number
324302

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