It was over-the-top cool to go back to Nuarta's today.
Taking this from the top. Here's his museum. I mean, it is *his* museum, built by him to display his work on his compound. At it turns out, they do not allow pictures to be taken inside, so there is a lot of quite terrific sculpture I cannot share with you. Quel Dommage!
However, never one to let something like a rule get in my way, and given that I was the only person in the museum, and given that there appeared to be dead spots where the cameras could not see me, and given that I am the sort of person who, when going into the Sistine Chapel on a private tour once, did lie down in the middle of the floor to look at the ceiling (until the Gendarmes told me not too) in order to be able to point my camera at the ceiling (the copyright on imagery from the Sistine Chapel is held by a Japanese media outfit, but that is another story). OK, where was I? Oh, right, I sneakily snapped a few pix of some of the Nuartas inside the museum. Oh, I suppose you figured that out. The first one is this exceptionally motion-filled kid on a bike, and the second is a whimsical look at a shark attack coming up through the floor.
Nuarta actually has two huge and hugely controversial works going on. This mythological scene is planned as a 20-story or so monument in Bali. The Bali people, or the politicos, or some group, do not see it that way, because this huge thing will upset the Feng Shui of the island. He's got a number of pieces for this completed, but they are, I believe, just sitting idol (hello? sitting idol? bwah hah hah).
Getting closer. Hey, you there! Stop peaking ahead. I'm trying to build a little suspense here. Geez.
Here is the plaster model for the figure of Noah. I was quite disappointed that the paper diagrams for the ark-hotel were not lying about because I would have definitely snapped some pictures of those.
OK, OK. Here is a look at the head of Noah at the Nuarta workshop. And, just as a bonus, off the the right you can see the left hand and its detached couple of fingers from the stillborn Bali project.