Lotus Meditation by Ketut Dana. Lotus Meditation Sculpture is the first creation of this design. The hand carved sculpture of Buddha in meditation upon Lotus Leaves and Flowers. It is made from Crocodile Wood by our wonderfully gifted Sculptor Ketut Dana.
Ketut Dana’s works have a tangible vibrating beauty. The artist’s modest and patient dedication for his work is humbling and admirable. Ketut Dana is recognised for his specialty in carving Buddha sculptures in a number of compositions. In this sculpture, he has never before done a statue with this particular composition. The degree of difficulty is emphasised in this piece. There are no joins or any part that is assembled. Lotus Meditation is carved from a single block of wood.
This new design by Ketut Dana is one Sawidji is honoured to show it for the first time. The first original design by this Wood Artist in many years. Consistent with Ketut Dana’s creative history, from creating the most detailed miniature Buddha’s to challenging new compositions, his workmanship and patience is admirable.
Ketut Dana has an affinity with the Buddha as a subject. It is the artists’ self professed favourite shape to carve. When asked why this is his favourite,
I am happy making the Buddha statue. Perhaps because I learned this early from the very beginning. But once I heard a story about the Buddha. That he was a wealthy man. However, he wished to let go of everything worldly and wished to be one with God, that he wished to let go of everything. That is what I liked about it.
Lotus Meditation Sculpture is carved out of Crocodile Wood. Crocodile Wood is also sometimes referred to as the Ivory of Woods because of the similarity of color and smooth finish of the two trees. Both yield surprisingly easy-to-carve wood of medium hardness. Crocodile wood is also interesting in that the heart is sometimes a stunning shade of purple
Lotus Meditation Sculpture is also a collaborative piece with Sawidji Gallery. Our artists have added to the piece applications of soft colours. Emphasising the calm and gentle impressions very typical of Ketut Dana’s pieces.
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