Coconut shell sculpture, 'Monkey Business'
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Sculpture: 12 cm H x 13.5 cm W x 13.5 cm D
Sculpture: 4.7" H x 5.25" W x 5.25" D
Base: 2.5 cm H x 9 cm Diam.
Base: 1" H x 3.5" Diam.
- Coconut shell and albesia wood
- Size may vary slightly
- Color(s) may vary slightly
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"I don't want to limit my work to certain themes only. Religion, mythology, daily life, and nature are inspirational to me, as well as my own cultural history.”
After a long illness, Putra Suteja passed in November of 2009. True to his happy, stoic character, Suteja kept it to himself and always greeted us with a big, friendly smile. He is survived by his wife Eka, and two small children, then a 2 year old daughter and 19 days'old boy. Our most heartfelt condolences to them and to his sister, Luh Mas Pertamiari, also a Novica featured artisan. Eka wishes to honor Suteja's artistry by continuing his work, and has asked us to keep his name and memory alive through Novica. "Sleep well, our friend, in your peaceful eternal sleep. The lights of peace will erase all your pains. Our prayers be with you."
"I was born in 1975 in Gianyar, where I was given my Balinese name, Made Putra Suteja. Our village has fostered the art of woodcarving for many years. I started to learn the art from my parents while I was still in elementary school. My grandfather was a famous carver in his time, and received several awards for dedicating his life to the art world.
"I don't want to limit my work to certain themes only. Religion, mythology, daily life, and nature are inspirational to me, as well as my own cultural history. I carve with several different materials, including suar, sono, hibiscus, and crocodile woods, as well as coconut shells.
"In 2005, the best year of my life to that date, I married a Balinese woman named Putu Sri Ekawati, and was also introduced to Novica. I enjoy working with Novica because my work reaches people outside of Bali, and I feel respected as an artist. I appreciate the fact that Novica promotes Balinese artists on an international level."
I was lucky enough to purchase 3 of Mr. Suteja art ""nuts"". They are a wonder and I wish to say thank you to Putra and how I envy his talent. Thank you, sir. Ray C. Bolton
Woodstock, IL, USA
Mr Suteja's skill in creating the most beautiful and intricate sculptures is absolutely amazing. I have bought several as gifts, and I still have people hinting for more! Thank you!
I purchased a coconut turtle sculpture from Mr. Suteja. He is a talented artist evident by the beautifully handcrafted piece. Wrapped with a personal touch, a hand signed post card enclosed. What a wonderful presentation for a fine piece of art. Thank you!
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