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Safe in mother's outstretched arms, an infant seeks her gaze. By Nyoman Karsa, this beautiful portrait is modern and abstract. Yet it conveys the deep bond between mother and child. Suar wood's rich grain enhances the sculpture.
"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!"
122 Testimonials for Nyoman Karsa
My adult granddaughter loves monkeys and this unique sculpture will absolutely delight her. Beautiful detail and perfect fully polished wood.
Quality and beauty is a the heart of this carving. It has found a special place in both my heart and home.
I purchased 'Treasure from the Sea' for myself. Each night it sits on my dinner table adding joy to the meal. You cannot help but smile when you look at it. It is truly a beautiful carving and everyone who comes into my home loves it. I bought another as a housewarming gift for friends and they love it.