"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!"
Raising their magnificent wings, dragons face off with menacing gestures. They twist and snap, breathing fire and threatening one another with fangs and nails. Ketut Taram sculpts the sinuous images from Balinese suar wood, achieving astonishing detail.....read more
Wind caresses their long manes as wild horses test the air with flaring nostrils. Nyoman Karsa captures their beauty, freedom and intelligence in a superb relief panel. It reveals his artistry as well as his deep love of nature.
A flower of tropical majesty, the hibiscus or rosemallow is a muse of natural beauty for Nyoman Karsa. He carves a round panel by hand, allowing the natural grain of suar wood to accent the expertly detailed flower and leaves. Features a hook for hanging.....read more
Designed to hang vertically or horizontally, this mirror frame reflects Indonesia's fascinating artistry. Wayan Sudira carves the durian wood frame by hand with expert detail and finishes it with silver gilt applications with an aged finish for a vintage....read more
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