Bali & Java
'Infinite '8' Kiss'
Lovers swoon under the spell of a kiss, their bodies fusing into a whole. Wayan Mustika shares the magic of love in an inspired suar wood sculpture. The natural shape of the wood revealed this couple enlaced in a eight, symbol of infinity. This item is signed by the artist.
- This is a unique handcrafted piece. Wood grain and color can vary slightly
- H 11.5 x L 5 x D 1.8 in
- 1.0 lb
The artisan behind ...
Wayan is a teacher at a school near his village. After school, he takes a brief rest before beginning work on his art. The father of a son and two daughters, Wayan Mustika is a wood carver from the Gianyar regency.
In 1965, under the guidance of Bapak (Sir) Kuaci, Mustika learned to carve the traditional Garuda Wisnu figure. This portrays the god Wisnu riding on the Garuda bird. Then Mustika learned to carve traditional Balinese items on buildings. A few years later, in 1988, his interest moved to modern and abstract sculptures, which he continues to create at present... read more