NOVICA

Gilt on wood sculpture, 'Silver Papaya Leaves' (pair) (Indonesia)

In the eyes of Wayan Sudira, the unique beauty of a papaya tree leaf is as captivating as that of a dazzling star. He carves albesia wood by hand, expertly creating life-like images of the tropical leaf. Sudira finishes his sculptures with applications of silver gilt with a weathered, antiqued finish.