proudly pronounce that Komaneka Fine Art Gallery has been chosen
to be one of the venues for Summit Event Bali Biennale 2005 that
will be taken place in 26 November 2005 - 4 January 2006.
One of the invited artists for this Biennale, Pande Ketut Taman,
had been worked for more than three weeks to build 16 meters long
site-specific installation. Made from bamboo and rice straw for
the construction base, and rice flour puppet attached on its top,
this installation heavily reflected Balinese communal spirit. There
are 20 young men and women from village of Pande in Peliatan helping
Taman in building the installation that called "Touching the
Sky". Small puppets made from rice flour are usually appear
as decoration for Balinese traditional wedding and assembled together
to create a grand image of life.
In this installation, the image of life (called Sarad in Balinese)
is transformed in the shape of the base that is wide in the bottom
and narrowed to the top. The colors of those puppets that are vary
and contrast in the bottom, slowly reduced in the middle of the
structure, and simply using white and a bit of yellow by the end
of the structure, to show that puppets who manage to touch the sky
are holy men with pure heart and mind.