In The Press

May 11, 2020
Oceanside Business Owner Helps Feed Poor Villages In South India

“One family had a kid with cerebral palsy and another had two boys with down syndrome,” “(Balan) went into their kitchen and basically they (only) had water. That right there said ‘this is a problem.’

May 11, 2020
Greenwich High grad forges his own path for work, life with religious statues

Kyle Tortora was sure he’d end up a podiatrist. His dad was a podiatrist. His grandmother and grandfather were podiatrists. But then he saw his first organic chemistry test grade…

February 27, 2020
O’side business owner donates rice bags to starving families in India

After Kyle Tortora heard about how impoverished families in South India were struggling through the country’s COVID-19 lockdowns, he immediately started fundraising efforts to feed hungry families.

February 27, 2020
Statue Co. Taps Tech And Artistic Sourcing to Reach Right Customers

Its first year in business, Lotus Sculpture LLC, an Oceanside-based company that sells handcrafted Hindu and Buddhist statues directly from the artists who make them, had a revenue of….

December 9, 2019
Meet Kyle Tortora of Lotus Sculpture in Oceanside, California

So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. I can trace the beginnings of Lotus Sculpture back to reading Herman Hesse’s Siddartha in middle school

March 1, 2013
MivaCon 2013 Nominees for Best New Website of

Lotus Sculpture founder, Kyle Tortora, has long held a deep appreciation for the beauty and complexity of Eastern religious art.  Through Lotus Sculpture, Kyle works …

March 1, 2018
Emerging from the Lotus: Stunning Hindu and Buddhist Statuary

Kyle Tortora is the founder-owner of Oceanside, California’s Lotus Sculpture, which specializes in stunning Hindu and Buddhist statuary–spiritual images that delight

April 16, 2014
Religion and Culture: SoCal man builds business selling Indian idols

Kyle Tortora hung up his business suit and left his burgeoning Manhattan career at the age of 26. He needed an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

April 22, 2014
Lessons Learned:
Buddhist Search Inspires Lotus Sculpture

In the novel Siddhartha, author Hermann Hesse describes the spiritual journey of a man who meets Gautama Buddha in ancient India…

October 22, 2019
Encinitas resident brings eastern religion statues to the west coast

From running a small operation out of his parents’ basement in Connecticut 20 years ago, Kyle Tortora has an inventory of about …

October 10, 2013
Case Study: Lotus Sculpture “Living the Dream” in Oceanside, Ca

All that someone needs to do to be the CEO of their own business is to set up a shop online.  With many different platforms available online…