Wood statuette, 'Friendly Kitten'
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Nengah Sudarsana designs a sweet kitten with big blue eyes. He looks up as if to say "Hey, I'm down here!" to the people who walk by. Carved and painted by hand, the lifelike cat is charming. Made in Indonesia.
- Signed by the artist
- 7.1" W x 7.9" H x 3.9" D
- Weight: 0.6 lb
- Albesia wood
- Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Ships directly from our partner office in Indonesia. Please allow 1.5 to 3 weeks for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.
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Artisan: Nengah Sudarsana
"From an early age I loved natural things -- plants, animals, birds or sea life. I have a special appreciation for the often neglected dogs that populate Balinese villages, and when I see the way Western people treat their animals I hope someday Indonesians will appreciate their animals as much!
"When I was still quite young I knew I had an ability to translate nature into artful things of beauty. Because my life has always centered on animals and other natural themes, I use these as my subjects, usually interpreted in tropical woods. Now I have the opportunity to create art subjects incorporating not only Indonesian wildlife but also others from all corners of the earth.
"Although I have no formal art training and work purely from my own inspiration and intuition, I know what looks good and what doesn't look right in a carving. I particularly want to create wildlife and other animal themes in an exact, realistic and original way. Each piece is carefully created with this realism in mind. I will not allow anything out of my hands that I would not want to own and display in my own house. It's my highest desire that every piece goes to a home and will give great joy for as long as the owner has it."
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