Wood world globe, 'Historian' (20cm)
Earth is filled with dreams of travel and adventure with each continent offering myriad natural treasures. Earth also inspires the art of Bruno Gecko as he designs a fabulous globe of the world. The globe is hand-carved from a single piece of suar wood, with each continent rising in high relief. It takes several weeks to complete the elaborate carving process of a single globe.
In association with National Geographic, Novica today serves as an online arts agent for more than 1,700 artists in countries around the world. Visitors to the Novica Web site can read about the artists, explore their cultures, view photographs of their work and select from more than 8,500 handcrafted works. Novica arts and technology teams (staffing Novica offices in Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and Thailand) interview each artist, photograph their artwork, post the interviews and photographs online, and handle all packing and shipping on behalf of the artist. International couriers deliver the artwork directly to customers, eliminating numerous middlemen and transferring the savings to creator and customer alike...