an enchanting and almost impossible posture, the Apsara in this
wooden statue is inspired by the temple art of Hoysalas, where the allure
of feminine beauty finds a poetic representation in stone. The Apsara stands on
a lotus platform, with her hair tied in a beautiful updo, and a profusion of
ornaments adorning her naturally exquisite form. With measured incised lines
and polishing, the artist of this wooden statue has
infused the work with stunning realism, which is felt in the lovely smile of the
Apsara, the animation of her eyes, and the delineation of her supple torso and
legs. Charmingly smiling, she has raised her hands in the air, playing the
drum, accompanied by the song of a bird perched on the trunk of the tree to her
right. Music, aesthetics, and feminine grace combined in one, this wooden
statue will transform your space into the court of Indra!
How to care for Wood Statues?
Wood is extensively used in sculpting especially in countries like China, Germany, and Japan. One feature that makes the wood extremely suitable for making statues and sculptures is that it is light and can take very fine detail. It is easier for artists to work with wood than with other materials such as metal or stone. Both hardwoods, as well as softwood, are used for making sculptures. Wood is mainly used for indoor sculptures because it is not as durable as stone. Changes in weather cause wooden sculptures to split or be attacked by insects or fungus. The principal woods for making sculptures and statues are cedar, pine, walnut, oak, and mahogany. The most common technique that sculptors use to make sculptures out of wood is carving with a chisel and a mallet. Since wooden statues are prone to damage, fire, and rot, they require proper care and maintenance.
It is extremely important to preserve and protect wooden sculptures with proper care. A little carelessness and negligence can lead to their decay, resulting in losing all their beauty and strength. Therefore, a regular clean-up of the sculptures is a must to prolong their age and to maintain their shine and luster.
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