The Mermaid

The Mermaid

Mr Mudana, a master carver from Mas Village in Bali, kindly agreed to give me a tutorial in carving, offering to show me a few of the traditional techniques. Even before the lessons began I could tell this would be a special few days that I would remember forever. Maybe it was the fact that […]

The Master Carver

The Master Carver

Mr Mudana, a Balinese master carver, prepares to begin. He sits at ease on a bamboo mat that provides only a thin layer between him the hard floor below. He places the work carefully in front of him and clamps the piece between his feet, displaying incredible dexterity formed over decades of carving. Almost without […]

Carvings everywhere!

Carvings everywhere!

After what feels like years of planning, I have finally arrived into Bali, and it’s so exciting to be here! It feels a world away from my base in Portland the last few weeks, especially after a pretty gruelling 36 hour journey to get here. The reward though was the most incredible views on landing into […]

Countdown to Bali

Countdown to Bali

In just under a week the Carving Countries project will begin. After months of research, the moment has come to set aside all the planning and set off into the unknown. A 22-hour flight will take me, my bike and 4 bags (fully loaded with filming equipment and carving tools) from Seattle, USA, to Denpasar, the capital of […]