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WAYAN

This is the first mask I carved in Bali. I named him Wayan, the traditional name for the first-born son in the Balinese family. In truth, my teacher I. Ketut Molog, probably carved 75% of this mask as he taught me by example. He would carve on one side and I would copy on the other. He would then even up the sides pointing out how important it was to continually look at the mask from various vantage points to determine where to carve next.