A Ganesha, sculpted from a single piece of Burl wood, with head, ears, hands and legs forged out of Sterling Silver. He is holds conchs (symbolizing victory and accomplishment) made out of Sterling Silver with Gold leaf, playing Bamboo flute. His crown is made from Sterling Silver with Gold leaf decorated with Lapis and Red Coral. Embellished with Sterling Silver frangipani flowers and a rat on the base, decorated with Gold Leafs. Set on black granite stand.
The Lotus Arts de Vivre Mythology Collection is born from a playful imagination and technical knowhow of fusing raw materials with organic shapes found in nature and drawing inspirations from Asian history and culture, in this case Lord Ganesha from India. Embodying a spirit of discovery and curiosity to the natural world, these labor intensive master pieces are one of a kind works of art that invite the world of dreams and myths into our everyday lives.
Rolf von Bueren, an avid burl wood collector for over 40 years, personally travels to Japan to look for rare and beautiful pieces of burl woods – some that he keeps, some that he shares with his collector friends and Lotus Arts de Vivre designs. Burls result in a uniquely patterned wood, which is highly prized for its beauty. It is valued and sought after by artists, furniture makers and sculptors. The "wild grain" in the Burl makes the wood extremely dense and resistant to splitting, which made it valued for bowls, artifacts and sculptures, and is a popular wood in many auction houses across the world.
After sourcing the Burl wood, this piece took 6 months with over 8 designers and craftsmen involved at various stages to finish it.
Lapis Lazuli: 4.54 ct.
Red Coral: 0.21 g.
Black Agate: 0.65 g.
Size: 60(W) x 90(L) x 135(H) cm.
Weight: 187 kg.