Handmade Three Dimensions Wood mask (Indonesia)
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This extraordinary mask with three faces honors Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity. Made Tresna makes an expressive depiction of Brahma, god of creation; Wisnu, god of life; and Siwa, god of destruction and reincarnation. By portraying the deities within one, Tresna honors the belief that the three in essence are one single divinity. Tresna carves this inspiring mask from hibiscus wood with delicate finesse.
- Dimension :9.75 H x 7.75 W x 3.5 D
- Weight :0.99
- Color :Beige
- Material :Hibiscus wood
- Made in :Indonesia
Story behind the art :
My name is Made Tresna, and I'm from Ubud, Bali. I grew up in an artistic environment - I was always in touch with many artists and artisans everyday. For as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated with woodcarving, an art form I have been practicing since childhood. My father taught me, and he is one of senior carvers in my village.I carved wood statuettes for some time, until I realized there were many people in my village doing the same themes. Searching for something new and different to carve, I realized I enjoyed carving masks in a more contemporary style. My favorite piece is a mask with four faces that I designed as symbol of a Balinese family. I named the mask 'Wayan, Made, Nyoman, and Ketut' - these are traditional Balinese names to refer to the first, second, third, and forth child born. In 1989 I married Wayan Lungid and now we have two children. I work hard to make a living and also to provide my children's education.