The design of this abstract collection is a dance of smooth curve shape juxtaposed with the natural effect of erosion on the wood as miror of life. Result is a 15 unique original artwork made from kemboja wood (frangipani) following balinese antic wood technics of tengulak village in Ubud. Frangipani is one very strong spiritual symbol in Bali and his flower is used all ceremony and usual life. Trough his experience to work with balinese, the artist learn how appreciated different perspective of time flow and enjoy the present moment. pelan pelan…
It is in eternity that now we must live. And it is right now that we must live in eternity. Never mind eternal life without the every instant awareness of this duration. Andre Gide
Frangipani tree - Kemboja wood
In Mesoamerica Plumerias have carried complex symbolic significance for over 2000 years, with striking examples from the Maya and Aztec periods into the present. These are now common naturalised plants in southern and southeastern Asia. In the Philippines and Indonesia, Plumeria, which is known in Tagalog as Kalachuchi, often is associated with ghosts and graveyards. Plumerias are common ornamental plants in houses, parks, parking lots, etc.
Frangipani flower - Balinese symbol
Bali is home to tropical flowers and the Balinese people use a large variety of flowers for their daily offerings. Frangipani flowers are very often used for religious offerings. In almost every house in Bali, people will plant various species of frangipani trees adorned with colorful flowers in various hues. After praying most woman put a flower behind their ear. In other areas, frangipani flowers are used as the raw material for fragrant candles, perfumes, essential oils, etc.