More is More in Bali / by Melany Wimpee

‘Less is more’ is among my favorite design mantras however my recent trip to Bali has offered a very compelling counterpoint. Without a straight line in sight, Bali is an array of ornate sculptures with meticulous detail in multi-color. Every door, roof, gate, and walkway is decorated with incredible swirling designs; no location is deemed unworthy of a complete work of art. With unmatched craftsmanship, the carved wood, layered painting, and fantastical figures create a rich story. In the modern world of reduction, the traditions from Bali are a dynamic and refreshing alternative.