I'm Roland Smeets, worldwide known also as photographer and many other disciplines, but also known as a Balinese woodcarving collector and expert in these statues, I'm the Author of the large Book, Understanding Balinese Woodcarvings 1920-2020
ISBN /EAN 978-90-9033873-6
I'm a Balinese woodcarver collector since 1994, not only did I just collect statues, I imported since the 90s many containers from Bali and introduced Balinese gardening in the Netherlands and brought many original garden statues, furniture and lamps from Bali. In all those years I have build a network trough the world with other collectors and with Master carvers in Bali. I work also together with a master carver to bring back forgotten figures and with them their tales and stories, this resulted in some special unique carvings coming back in to the market. I run a Bed and Breakfast in Algarve Portugal www.villa-paraiso.com we have two Balinese suites and a small woodcarving museum.