"May this year bring you all the happiness and good fortune that you have brought to my family."
"This has been such a great year for me, thanks to people from many different countries. Thanks for submitting so many testimonials about my work. May this year bring you all the happiness and good fortune that you have brought to my family.
"My name is Nyoman Karsa and I was born on December 31, 1967. I learned woodcarving from my father and the senior artists of my village, for example, the famous Wayan Winten. I have worked in my own art studio and shop since 1987.
"I usually carve sculptures from ebony, suar, crocodile, and hibiscus woods. Each of the woods has specific characteristics of color, durability, and aroma. Ebony comes from Sulawesi, while the others grow locally. Mass media and the everyday traditional lifestyle of our environment and community are the sources of my inspiration. Some of my pieces deal with traditional dances, the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata, sports, animals, and abstract figures.
"When creating a sculpture, I first see it in my mind, making an image of how it would look on a log or a piece of wood. I make a draft on the wood piece, chiseling the initial form and detailing the parts, finishing it off by smoothing and polishing.
"I wish success for Novica and the world's artists!"
Galloping at full force against the Balinese breeze, this extraordinary horse is an admirable testimony to equine beauty. Made Karsa captures the strength and elegance of the horse with admirable artistry as he carves its image from suar wood. The spirited....read more
Keen eyes scan the horizon from an aerial vantage point. Carving the powerful contours from suar wood, Nyoman Karsa depicts an eagle. He realistically sculpts the intelligent gaze, soft feathers and sharp beak in a powerful statuette.
Just like a magician, artist Armando Ramírez transforms unwanted auto parts and discarded metal pieces into the admirable sculpture of an exceptionally expressive alligator. Nuts and chains from car engines are upcycled into the alligator's eyes and....read more
Sitting patiently with a wide-eyed expression on its face, this balam (jaguar) sculpture is designed by Jose Canil to honor his ancestors. "Jaguars were regarded as sacred, a deity, by our Maya ancestors and no one was allowed to harm them. Balam....read more
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