Saturday, October 15, 2005

Carving detail, Museum Le Mayeur

There's a lot of carving in Bali. All of it is accomplished. The craft is kept alive by the continual decay in the humid heat of the volcanic rock used for carving. In Seraya Berat near Amed on the East coast, I met an English stone mason who had taken up with a Balinese woman in Bali and was carving sandstone in an adequate kind of way. This is a detail from the exterior of Le Mayeur's house, now a museum in Sanur. It is particularly fine. I like it.


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