Ayu Suartini

Ayu Suartini

Ayu Suartini

Elephant hunters kama
I love the smell of frangipani in the morning. But I’m way over looking at paintings of them. In gallery after gallery, the frangipani and Buddha fight for your attention. Nice but predictable.

Ayu Suartini is something else. She blends traditional Balinese style with modern themes. Her work is packed with message. “Stop destroying nature as it kills the environment and destroys friendly communities”. She has watched as the surrounding forests have been cut and turned into wooden trinkets. Then the trinket sellers, get meaner and nastier.

Ayu doesn’t sit still for very long, when she’s not painting- she writing, composing musicals, arranging dancers for her videos and has an opera on the way. “Creativity has no boundary”