This amazing sculpture was hand carved from the trunk and root system of a tree. There are two Buddhas carved into the tree, the Buddha in the upper section of the tree is seated on a lotus in lalita asana, a pose of ease with one leg pendant and resting on a lotus flower. Beneath his right foot is a beautiful blooming lotus flower. Lord Buddha's gossamer robes lie naturally over his body and cover his legs. His right hand is outstretched naturally to his right while his left hand is held up to his chest. He has a thoughtful countenance with closed eyes and well defined lips. His nose and both hands are all a lighter shade of wood, this gradation is natural to the wood because the closer to the outside of the tree the lighter the wood becomes.
The second laying Buddha located in the lower portion of the tree is masterfully carved to incorporate the beginning of the roots of the tree. His long legs are carved from the roots while his body is part of the trunk. The Buddha's long body is lounging comfortably on lily pads that surround the base of the sculpture. His right hand is in the jnana mudra or teaching gesture, while his left hand is tucked behind him in support. His face is delicate and peaceful. The face is entirely a lighter shade of wood, which really brings out the beauty of the Buddha's face and frames it perfectly with the dark hair.
Surrounding the base are more beautifully carved lily pads and a blooming flowers. Some of the roots are sanded down in order to make them smooth. The back of the sculpture is left in a more natural state, the knots of the tree are left raw which really adds a special dimension to the carving.
Only master artisans are entrusted to carve tree sculptures because they must use the natural curves and contours of the tree to create there vision. The vision of the artist is apparent in how he chooses to place the Buddha's hands and how he elected to keep the natural knots of the statue and incorporate them into the front portion of the piece. Rather than making the whole statue smooth, he kept the knots in some places which contrasts beautifully with the smooth surface of the carving. Overall a magnificent sculpture!
This wood sculpture is a one of a kind statue, hand carved by the artists of Bali, Indonesia.
"The use of a wood polish will keep the wood looking fresh and the colors vibrant."
Wood statues are easy to take care of as they just need some annual upkeep to keep them looking as they did when they were first carved. All the wood used by Lotus Sculpure's artists is dried out for months. Moisture causes cracks in the sculpture as the wood contracts and expands in different temperatures. Our wood has little to no moisture in it assuring that the sculpture is not going to crack in its journey into different climates. Here are some simple tips to keep your statue in good condition:
- Dust the statue as needed to prevent dirt build up
- To make the statue shine use a natural wood cleaner and a cotton cloth to buff the sculpture
We prefer Old English to polish and buff our statues. The use of a wood polish like Old English will keep the wood looking fresh and keep the colors looking vibrant. For natural wood and painted wooden statues we recommend Old English for lighter woods. For darker wood statues we recommend Old English for darker woods. Lotus Sculpture cleans and polishes each wooden statue prior to shipping them to the customer.
We recommend keeping wooden statues in an indoor environment. Wood statues can go outside however, they will wear more quickly and develop an antique appearance. If you would like to put a wood statue from Lotus Sculpture outside and keep the same appearance of the sculpture we would recommend first coating the statue with a couple of layers of sealant or polyurethane. We would then recommend placing the statue in a partially covered area. The more exposure to the elements the more the statue will wear over time. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions regarding your wooden statue from Lotus Sculpture, (760) 994-4455 or [email protected]
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using R&L Freight Carriers. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us email@example.com for a shipping quote.