The Angel's Whisper |
|Nyoman Darsane, who is from Bali, was raised
as a Hindu, but converted to Christianity at the age of seventeen.
He was educated in Java, where he became acquainted with Western culture,
and this influence can be seen in his artwork, which is nonetheless
very much in keeping with his indigenous Hindu-Balinese religion and
culture. The church in Bali is a tiny minority that has successfully
integrated itself through inculturation, particularly through the
liturgical arts. A love of traditional music and dance, as well as
puppet playing, can often be discerned in Darsane's dramatic paintings.
He has earned the respect and esteem of the Asian Christian art community for many years, and was chosen as one of five artists showcased in the June 2007 exhibition at the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) in New York City, "The Christian Story: Five Asian Artists Today."
"Bali is my tradition. Christ is my life."