"My dream is to share Indonesia's nature and beauty, especially Balinese art and culture, with the rest of the world through my art."
"I was born in Bali in 1971, the eldest of four siblings, but whereas they got to live with my parents, I was raised by my grandparents until I finished elementary School. I've always loved to study and learn new things. Unfortunately, my parents could only support my studies until the end of senior year in high school. I was very sad, but I understood our family's economic situation and the fact that my siblings had to finish school too.
"Since in high school I took economy class and majored in accountancy, in 1990 I was able to work as an accountant in a star hotel in Kuta. During my free time, I took private software courses directly with friends I knew, who were computer programmers. This lead to a promotion to work at the hotel's head office, which meant I had to be on standby 24 hours a day, for four hotels. I did this for seven years and it was a stressful job to do.
"To relax and relieve stress, I would go out with a pocket camera and take photos of everything I saw. I was soon in love with the art of photography and began to experiment, practicing techniques without any formal training.
"It makes me very happy to know that people appreciate my work. My dream is to share Indonesia's nature and beauty, especially Balinese art and culture, with the rest of the world through my art."
With wings spread and neck arched in a pose of intimidation, a dragon inspires awe. Nyoman Karsa sculpts each shiny scale and claw in a beautiful relief panel. Dragons are a recurrent theme in Balinese art, heralded for their divinity. Highly respected....read more
In a beautiful, almost mystical forest, elephants rejoice as they freely bathe in crystalline waters. An eagle shares in their joy as it makes its descent on a treetop. Ketut Sandi tells a story through highly detailed images in high relief. He carves....read more
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