Nyoman Naranata from Indonesia
"I am Balinese born and was named Nyoman Naranata by my parents in the traditional baby ceremony in 1970. When I was just an elementary student, the art of woodcarving was imprinted on my everyday life. Handicrafts are becoming the main wage earner in my village. As time passes and I get older, my experiences have led me to concentrate on carved masks. I learned to design from my father; this craft is taught and learned from generation to generation.
"The material I commonly used is hibiscus wood. It has good characteristics and it isn't too heavy. I look forward to having cooperation and partnership with Novica, which helps artists in marketing around the globe."