Another day searching for the perfect Balinese studio, somewhere to paint for a few months. I fired up the trusty Honda buzzed for miles through the emerald green rice. Very beautiful, but all potential studios are currently being used by cows, ducks, or pigs.
I did however find a carver of fine giant wooden spiders and two ladies who manufacture wooden penises.
Meet Wayan Artana. If you are in the market for a wooden spider Wayan is your man. It’s standing room only in his little shop. Huge killers cover the walls, this place is a trip to spider freaky city.
Now the two ladies in that small palm hut in the forest, making wooden penises-I’m sorry my Indonesian wasn’t up to speed. I really didn’t want 200 wooden pricks, I was just after a studio to paint in! What do you say to women hand carving wooden dicks? Penis is celak, wood is kayu.
If you need a box full of wooden penises or a spider big enough to blot out the sun, there’s this lil village in Bali….