Bali is such an amazing place filled with astounding art and culture. I have visited Indonesia many times and have enjoyed the creativity of the people…their sculpture, painting, batik, architecture and of course their wood and stone carving. It seems that everything is carved with fanciful images from the rich Hindu tales found in the Ramayana and other writings. On my last trip I decided to take an electric guitar body to be carved. I found a master craftsman in a very tiny village and simply gave him the body and asked that he create something. This is the result.
I visited his shop during the carving process and saw him using all hand-made chisels in different shapes to make the delicate lines. There is no wonder that wood carving artists in Bali are some of the best in the world.