This piece has been signed with the artist's name.
Each item is handmade by the artisans that NOVICA partners with. Due to the handmade nature of our items, small variations in color, shape, pattern, or other characteristics may be evident. Each piece should be considered as a truly unique work of art, lovingly crafted by hand.
The natural quality of the wood in this piece is showcased by the care put into carving it. Suar wood is local to the region, and provides a more sustainable alternative for crafting.
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.'
Wayan Rendah explores the concept of Trimurti, the Hindu trinity, in an extraordinary mask. The three silhouettes represent Brahma, god of creation, Wisnu, god of life, and Siwa, god of destruction and reincarnation. By portraying the deities within one, Rendah honors the belief that the three in essence are one single divinity. His work finds expression in Balinese suar wood.
11.75 in. H x 7 in. W x 3.3 in. D