Stoller Studio, Inc | Bali Wood: Artist Residency at Bloo Lagoon
In September 2017 Tony Gwilliam, the owner, and architect of the Bloo Lagoon Eco Village in Bali, Indonesia, invited artist Roger White Stoller to be part of their artist-in-residence program. During that month Roger worked with some of the Master Carvers in Mas Village, the wood carving capital of Bali. In this collaboration, Roger designed patterns in California that were later translated into wood carvings.
This video was filmed and edited by Peter Amodeo Gould of Amodeo Creative – who was part of the residency in Bali. We hope it provides you with good energy and puts a smile on your faces.
Mas Village: Woodcarving Capital in Bali
“A good part of my time was spent working alongside a talented team of Balinese craftsmen in their open-air shop.”
Art & Numbers: Universal Languages
“We used a numbering system for depths of how deep different parts of the carving would be.
The team was marvelous, so great work with, they are so skilled. It was a pleasure to learn from them, watch them work, discuss details together, and decide what to do best.”
Master Carvers: The Perfectors
“The more intricate aspects of carving were left to the masters, some with over 40 years of experience. Witnessing their fineness, superb ability, and joy of the carve was awe-inspiring.”
Much gratitude to Tony Gwilliam & his amazing staff at Bloo Lagoon!
Bloo Lagoon Eco Village
Jalan Silayukti, Padangbai
Bali, Indonesia 80872
Left to Right: Roger, Tony Gwilliam, Naomi Stoller, Sophia and Peter Gould