"The future of my children made me work harder until I was finally able to set up my own workshop."
"I was born on April 20, 1971 on a small island near Bali. When I was a boy, I helped tend a herd of cattle on my family's farm after school. There was no high school on our island, so I later studied in Bali.
"After graduating from a one-year tourism course, I worked for an airline but ended up unemployed when the company went bankrupt. I'm a married man with two sons, and life was more difficult after I lost my job. For five years, I worked really hard peddling handicrafts around Bali. The future of my children made me work harder until I was finally able to set up my own workshop.
"I specialize in antiqued bridal sculptures, and use my own methods and formulas to make the finish of my designs look different than others. I'd like to use my talent to introduce Balinese and Javanese culture.
"My materials are albesia, jackfruit wood known as nangka, cempaka and suar woods, which I paint by hand. I can carve each piece by myself but it takes time, so now I do only the painting and antiqued finishing for statuettes that I design and have carved by my assistants."
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
The dark tone of hibiscus wood faintly exposes fluid grain patterns, seemingly guiding the contemplative depth of this sculpture. A furrowed brow reflects the smooth artistry of Nyoman Naranata, who carves the piece by hand to evoke modern Balinese spirit.....read more
Balancing her baby on her knees, a mother gazes enraptured at her child. He returns her loving look, chuckling with a sense of love and well-being. Wayan Rendah explores one of mankind's strongest bonds, celebrating the joy each finds in the other.
A golden Buddha illuminates the shadows of a florid grotto that is hidden within a verdant forest. Outside, birds flit from branch to branch in the safety of their environment. "Peace requires that people and nature live in harmony," believes Gusti Ngurah....read more
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