Supporting arts rooted in nature and local culture, Maya Ubud resort presents “Human Roots”, an extraordinary exhibition of tree root sculptures by contemporary French sculptor Mickael Obrenovitch. Mickael harbours an intense passion and respect for trees as an enduring symbol of life. By carving directly into the tree’s roots he sculpts, the artist gives birth to unique artworks with original shapes that reveal each roots’ vital essence, energy and prime character.
The centuries-old roots are vestiges of a rainforest colony that has now perished having been weathered by the elements and time. As symbols of nature’s fragility and wisdom, they seemed to be gestating and waiting for the sculptor to breathe second life into them. This collection aims to confront man with his roots and true nature. Mickael Obrenovitch’s exhibition runs from the 1st November 2016 to the 1st February 2017.
Born in France in 1979, Mickael Obrenovitch grew up in Carqueiranne, a small village on the French Riviera. Forever fascinated by art, he developed a passion for organic sculpture after completing his studies in applied arts and design.
Obrénovitch harbours a deep passion and respect for wood. The slow and silent growth of this living material, which thrusts its roots deep into the ground and rises majestically up into the air, is endlessly fascinating to him. Living on only earth, air and water, wood is the perfect vehicle for Obrénovitch to impart his reflection of the world and his interpretation of the meaning of life.