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Sandstone Sculpture from Indonesia - Lord Buddha
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A young head of Buddha looks with kindness and tenderness upon those who revere him, his face an expression of noble spirituality. His sandstone image is the accomplished work of Bali's Wayan Kandiyasa, who exhibits his skill with admirable finesse. He tenderly details Buddha's image, its esthetic allure a reflection of a calm and measured work.
At age 29, Siddhartha left his wealthy family in pursuit of truth. After six years, Siddhartha experienced the religious epiphanies on which Buddhism is based. In short, a wholesome existence guided by the right understanding, the right thinking, the right speech, the right conduct, the right livelihood, the right effort, the right mindfulness, and the right concentration releases one from the painful cycle of life and death.
- 1.19 lbs
- 7 inches H x 4.3 inches W x 4.7 inches D
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Wayan Kandiyasa
Country: Bali and Java
"On behalf of myself and the other Sandstone Carvers of Singapadu, we thank you for your interest in our beloved culture!
"My name is Wayan Kandiyasa and I was born in 1964 on the island of Bali. I come from a family of artists ‚Äî my father is also a stone carver, who was taught by my grandfather.
I make statues and relief work from a stone called paras. I like both traditional and modern styles. I first started to learn at the age of nine with my father, beginning with cleaning and finishing the statues he would make. At the age of thirteen, I could already make small statues on my own. At that time, and even now, my inspiration comes to me when I'm most relaxed and quiet. An image comes to me and I start to work as calmly as possible, trying to keep the original idea as simple as possible.
"I like very much to work with you, because now I can help support my family and concentrate on my work with the confidence that it is being promoted outside of Indonesia by people who understand and care about me as an artist."
The artistry of Wayan Kandiyasa has been featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal."