At a Snail's Pace - Hand-Carved Suar Wood Snail Statuette Painted in Bali
"I feel like I'm participating in preserving sculpture because now all crafts can be produced by machines. The special feature of the pieces I produce is that they are unique and not easy to find in the market.”
The calm pace of snails is the representation of those persistent and resilient hearts that follow their dreams to the end. Finding inspiration in the patient nature of these creatures, Bali's Candra Suwitra hand-carves a sublime statuette from suar wood. After giving form to each detail, the artisan paints a vibrant shell to add a cheerful accent to the artwork.
- 0.1 lbs
- 2.4" H x 1.6" W x 5.75" D
- Suar wood
- Signed by the artist
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Made in Indonesia, shipped from California.
“My name is Candra Suwitra. I was born in Gianyar, in the village of Kemenuh. Kemenuh is a village that has good potential in the fields of art and natural beauty. I was born to parents who are sculptors, and I would often see the activities carried out by my parents. I was interested in pursuing this art because I think there are not many young people today who are interested in this field. Currently, I am still studying at a private university in Denpasar. In my opinion, academic education is still important to continue even though I have been able to find my passion.
In the process of making these sculptures, my designs are mainly inspired by animals. However, it is undeniable that in the future I will develop my sources of inspiration. All the tools and materials used in the process of making my craft are easy to obtain. I feel like I'm participating in preserving sculpture because now all crafts can be produced by machines. The special feature of the pieces that I produce is that they are unique and not easy to find in the market.
I hope that someday I can lighten the burden of my parents, and be able to support my own life independently.”