"Supported by my relatives and friends, I created and sold my own artworks at the age of 14."
"My name is Nyoman Sedayatana. I was born in Bali on July 8, 1970. I come from a family of artists, such as traditional gamelan music players, dancers, and carvers. I never stop thinking about how lucky I am to have skill and be born in Bali. As we know, Bali is well known as a world of paradise and art, a place where I can practice arts without any difficulty.
"Supported by my relatives and friends, I created and sold my own artworks at the age of 14. From the beginning until now I've concentrated on making wooden carvings like statuettes and antique furniture. For my statuettes, unlike common wooden statuettes made by other artists, most of my products require two finishing processes. After carving the details, the first finishing process is to refine it, which won't change the color. The next step of finishing is to color the sculpture using oil paints."
"Once people see my artwork, they will notice the strong spirit of Balinese figures in each of the statuettes. Those figures I carve are Balinese dancers, gods and goddesses, Balinese men and women, and much more."
Kwan Im is the Goddess of Fortune; she is beautiful and ethereal, bringing happiness and prosperity to those who worship her. In this statuette she is wrapped in a cloak of flowers caressed by a... Read More
These women, immersed in deep focus, maintain steady postures of worship and prayer. Designer Nyoman Sedayatana stresses this prayerful aspect with a design that can be placed in three different... Read More
Dressed in a batik sarong, a woman kneels. She holds offerings she has made with flowers and fruit to present in the temple. Gung Gus exalts the devotion of Balinese people with this elegant... Read More
Dressed in green and white, a woman carries a bowl on her head. Balinese women often carry food or temple offerings in similar bowls. Honored by ancient customs preserved through time, Made Pastika... Read More