New Arrivals : Wood Sculpture(42 items)
Welcome to the New Arrivals : Wood Sculpture Collection at NOVICA.
Yudi Suardi Hand-carved wood sculptures
"Benalu was not used in sculptures but only as firewood. But I saw the enormous potential in this wood because of its unique and fascinating shapes — no two pieces are ever identical."
"My father is a wood sculptor. He taught me how to choose good woods, carve and finish them.
"Sadly, the... read more
Popular New Arrivals : Wood Sculpture
Hand Carved and Painted Alebrije Hummingbird Sculpture, "Hummingbird Fancy"
Hovering briefly in the garden, a fanciful hummingbird flaunts bright feathers. The beautiful creature seeks the sweet nectar in garden flowers. By Manuel Cruz, this is a complex example of Mexico's art. The image is carved by hand of copal wood in the style of Oaxaca and meticulously painted by hand with tiny brushes. The finer details are created using a maguey thorn instead of a brush. Each feather is an individual piece that is inserted into openings along the sides of the colorful bird.
The alebrije tradition originated with Mexico City artisan Pedro Linares (1906-1992). When he was 30, he became ill and fell into a coma. While he was unconscious, he dreamed he was caught between the land of the living and the dead, a place populated with creatures whose body parts belonged to different animals. The beings repeatedly cried, "Alebrije!" When he was well, Linares recreated these fanciful figures in papier mache. His work became famous and inspired artisans in the state of Oaxaca, who began crafting alebrijes of wood.
The wood branch dictates the final form, thus size and shapes can vary slightly. Thus, each alebrije is an authentic work of Mexican folk art.
Nesting Bird Hand Carved Wood Sculpture, "Nesting Bird"
The unique forms of benalu wood, related to the mistletoe, lend themselves to the original sculptures of Yudi Suardi. Here, benalu wood evokes a bird's nest, above which a mama bird warily guards her eggs. The bird is carved by hand from jempinis wood with a natural finish.
As each piece of benalu wood is one-of-a-kind, please expect the sculpture you receive to vary somewhat from the images.
Hand Carved Elephant Sculpture on Wood Stand, "Emerging Elephant"
The unusual shapes and forms of benalu wood, related to the mistletoe, lend themselves to this stunning small sculpture from Yudi Suardi in Bali. The artisan carves a magnificent elephant with fierce tusks as if emerging from a unique piece of benalu wood with a natural finish. The sculpture arrives on a jempinis wood stand.
As each piece of wood is one-of-a-kind, please expect some variation in the shape and size of the sculpture you receive.
Artisan Hand Carved Wood Dolphin Sculpture, "Twin Dolphins"
Artisan Yudi Suardi of Bali appreciates the unique look that natural benalu wood (related to mistletoe) lends to his sculptures. Each piece is different, making each sculpture a one-of-a-kind work of art. Here the artisan carves a realistic pair of dolphins from jempinis wood, and mounts them on a benalu wood base. The effect is that of a coral reef.
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