"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!"
All products from Nyoman Karsa
Wood statuette, 'Wild Beauty'
Wood sculpture, 'Abstract Relax'
Wood sculpture, 'Pensive I'
Wood relief panel, 'Balinese Hibiscus Flower'
Wood walking stick, 'Sea Turtle'
Wood sculpture, 'Abstract Gymnast'
Wood sculpture, 'Abstract Ballet II'
Wood statuette, 'Resting Deer'
Wood sculpture, 'Abstract Romance'
Wood statuette, 'Kissing Dancers'
Wood sculpture, 'World Peace'
Wood relief panel, 'Wild Horses'
Wood statuette, 'Dancers Kiss'
Wood sculpture, 'Sitting Kwan Im'
Wood walking stick, 'Mermaid'
Wood walking stick, 'Lion Head'
Wood sculpture, 'Horse Pride'
Wood sculpture, 'Cycle of Love'
Wood statuette, 'Please Do Not Go'
Wood relief panel, 'Whispering Bay Leaves'
Wood walking stick, 'Frog'
Wood walking stick, 'Crooked Dragon'
Wood sculpture, 'Abstract Genuflect'
Wood walking stick, 'Dolphin'
Wood sculpture, 'Abstract Kissing I'
Wood statuette, 'Heart Kissing'
Wood panel, 'Hibiscus Majesty'
Wood sculpture, 'Beauty of a Kiss'
Wood statuette, 'Hatchling Turtle'
Wood statuette, 'Curious Chimp'
Wood sculpture, 'Abstract Rest'
Wood bookends, 'Speak No Evil Monkey' (pair)
Wood sculpture, 'Eagle Rules the Sky'
Wood sculpture, 'Love of My Life'
'Reading Buddha,' statuette
Wood sculpture, 'Embracing'
Wood wine bottle holder, 'Gift from the Sea'
Wood sculpture, 'Little Buddha Praying'
Wood relief panel, 'Baby Turtles'
Wood statuette, 'Three Monkeys'
Wood wall panel, 'Dragon with Lotus Bud'
Wood sculpture, 'Buddha with a Baby'